The European Milk Board (EMB) says there is a steadily-growing demand for organic products that is motivating milk producers in Germany and Europe to convert their farms.
Australian Dairy Farms Group Limited is acquiring Flahey's Nutritionals Pty Ltd, owners of Flahey's Future, a certified-organic formula containing vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, fats and prebiotic fiber.
Arla Organic Milk is now available in retailers across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Vinamilk is the first dairy company in Vietnam to launch a premium fresh organic milk product line in accordance with US USDA organic standards.
Fonterra says increased demand in the marketplace for organic milk means prices are higher for farmers supplying it to the New Zealand cooperative.
Fonterra is introducing an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products.
Fonterra hopes to put organic milk "in reach of more New Zealanders" with the nationwide launch of Anchor Organic.
Fonterra will offer organic milk producers an additional NZ$0.45 per kg of milk solids (kgMS) in a bid to boost supply and meet growing demand from Asia and the US.
Sales of organic milk and yogurt are up but cheese is still suffering, as the industry strives to win “hearts and minds”after the recession, says farmers' co-operative OMSCo.
Organic lobby defends health value of its milk from study claims
The Soil Association has hit back at claims made in a newly published study that organic milk is similar in “nutritional quality and wholesomeness” to conventional milk.
Rachel’s says organic rebrand not symbolic for industry
The re-branding of a leading UK dairy company by dropping the word organic from its name has caused a media storm this week, though one national trade group suggests similar industry-wide action is unlikely.
Organic 'shock' failing to dent liquid milk sales - producer
The UK organic dairy market remains optimistic this week following the 'shock' announcement from a leading processor that it was cutting payments to farmers, according to another supplier in the segment.
Processors must pay price for organic demand
The organic milk market continues to show huge potential for
growth, though the industry must be ready to pay more to protect
the product at its source, says a leading UK farmers' cooperative.
Arla ready to pay price over organic milk needs
Cooperative Arla Foods says it is looking to increase the supply of
milk from its member farmers to tackle growing concern over organic
supply, particularly in its Swedish and Danish markers.
Cost crises compounds organic milk lull
Organic milk production in the EU market could become increasingly
constrained during 2008, as rising feed costs are forcing some
farmers to quit the market, says an industry expert.
News briefs: Starbucks, Danone and Unilever hostage scare
This week, Starbucks drops organic milk form its US stores, a
Unilever manager is held at his own plant by angry workers and
Danone teams up with its suppliers to improve operational
Organic milk profits on health claims
Sales of organic milk within the UK are up by about 11
per cent to 200m litres a year, boosted by studies linking the
product with a number of health benefits, a leading dairy
Dairy groups look to organic in commodities panic
Special edition: Food prices
While conventional dairy processors continue to fret over
increasing prices for milk powder and other ingredients, a leading
US organic group believes that current conditions in the
commodities market will continue to boost industry...
US organic milk boom drives innovation
Greater supply of organic milk in the US is encouraging product
innovation, according to Organic Monitor, while the opposite is
true in Europe, where shortages are still pinching.
Wiseman milks added value in the UK
Robert Wiseman became the second UK dairy processor to announce in
line trading this week, thanks to success from its growing range of
added value milk products.
Organic milk boom is not over, says OMSCo
Claims that organic milk sales may have peaked after a dramatic
slow-down in sales have been rejected by the Organic Milk Suppliers
Organic food row sweeps UK
Rows over the possible superior health benefits of organic food
have swamped the headlines in the UK, as new figures show organic
milk sales again rose strongly in 2006.
Wiseman to milk Britain's organic boom
New supply contracts and a new dairy will help the Robert Wiseman
group to corner a significant share of the UK's soaring organic
milk market, the firm has said.
Tesco funds to fill organic milk supply gap
UK supermarket Tesco will pay organic milk producers £400 per year
in an attempt to ensure the organic dairy sector keeps up with
rapidly growing consumer demand.
Organic milk is not healthier, says UK food watchdog
Organic milk producers took a blow Tuesday after UK food
authorities said their milk was not healthier than conventional
varieties just because it contained more omega-3.
More omega-3 in organic milk, say scientists
Scientists have called on Britain's food safety authorities to
recognise the superior health qualities of organic milk, after a
new study showed it contained higher levels of omega-3 than
Milk Link ups prices to supply Britain's organic milk boom
UK dairy processor Milk Link will pay farmers more money for their
organic milk from this October as the industry attempts to keep
pace with soaring demand.
Food firms target value-added milk sector
Food firms are increasingly targeting the UKs value-added milk
sector as they re-align their businesses and move away from
commodity products, says a new report.
Arla signs organic milk deal with Lidl
Dairy group Arla Foods has signed an organic dairy supply deal with
discount retailer Lidl, as big food firms increasingly move in on
rising consumer demand for organic food.
Organic milk sales booming in Britain
Britain needs more organic dairy producers to meet rapidly growing
demand for organic milk, says a new report, offering new
opportunities for the industry.
No extra profit for organic milk producers
Organic milk producers can make the same profit as their non-organic counterparts, says one study, but their products may not be any healthier.
Organic milk boasts higher vitamin E and carotenoid levels
Organic milk has significantly higher quantities of vitamin E - a
key component in contributing to the shelf-life of milk - than its
conventional equivalent, say Danish researchers, suggesting the
origins of the difference are rooted...
Organic milk - a health conscious alternative
A new study has revealed that organic milk has more health benefits
than previously predicted. The findings show that organic milk has
higher Omega fatty acid content than conventional milk. Organic
farmers are calling for official...
Organic push from Arla
Scandinavian milk-based ingredient supplier Arla Foods announced
recently that it is to tackle the organic market with a new
publicity campaign. The campaign aims to increase the sales of
organic milk in Denmark and represents the...