Sustainability

In the UK, 97% of flower meadows have disappeared since 1945; development of land for property and changes to farming methods are primarily responsible.

Arla UK farmers buzzing over bees

By Jim Cornall

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative has launched a trial initiative to try and help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play in supporting ecosystems.

More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

Spray drying is used in dairy for producing dry powders, like milk powders, from a liquid. Pic: Getty/Paperkites

Caloris and NIZO to host US course on spray drying in June

By Beth Newhart

A course on spray drying operation will be offered for professionals this summer in Minneapolis by Caloris Engineering, Process Systems Enterprise Americas (PSE) and NIZO, the Food and Dairy Research Institute in the Netherlands.

Edge believes the aid will provide only partial and short-term relief for farmers. Pic: Getty/Annimei

USDA authorizes $16bn aid package for US farmers

By Beth Newhart

US President Donald Trump and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced ‘several actions’ to help farmers in the wake of the recent trade war with China, including $16bn in aid.

In FY 2018, General Mills completed more than 60 energy efficiency and reduction projects to save more than 12 million kWh. Pic: Getty/lovelyday12

General Mills hits its energy goals four years early

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially recognized General Mills, which has yogurt and ice cream as part of its portfolio, for achieving its target of 20% energy efficiency improvement in its largest US-based plants. In 2012 it was set as a 10-year...

 The council will help Ben & Jerry's adhere to its new ‘values-led dairy vision.'

Ben & Jerry’s introduces dairy advisory council

By Beth Newhart

A new group of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, water quality and organic farming has been created to advise Ben & Jerry’s on future product manufacturing.

Arla Foods and Noluma feature in this week's podcast.

Dairy Dialog podcast 31: Arla Foods packaging announcement and Noluma

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two interviews, one with Arla Foods’ head of Europe, Peter Giørtz-Carlsen on its recent packaging announcement, and another with Noluma International LLC CEO Divya Chopra on light damage of milk. We also have...

Synlait has applauded the New Zealand government's sustainability initiative. Pic: ©Getty Images/PatrikStedrak

Synlait supports Zero Carbon Bill

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait has responded positively to the government's Zero Carbon Bill announcement, which includes new methane targets.