Plant-Based Milk

Wilk is developing industrial processes for producing both human and animal milk. Pic: Getty Images/trigga

Wilk receives US patent for cell-based milk production methods

By Jim Cornall

Israeli company Wilk, which develops cell-based human and animal milk and milk components, has been awarded patent approval for Methods and Systems for in-Vitro Milk Production from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making the company an exclusive...

Dairy Dialog 93: First Milk, Edlong, avocadomilk, Quicke’s.  Photo of dip: Getty Images/5PH

Dairy Dialog podcast 93: First Milk, Edlong, avocadomilk, Quicke’s

By Jim Cornall

On the podcast this week, we have First Milk CEO, Shelagh Hancock, and CFO, Greg Jardine; Lourdes Mato, research scientist, and Lisa Power, director of marketing, at Edlong; Mary Quicke, from Quicke’s; and Terry Daly, co-founder of avocadomilk. [Photo...

“DHA Omega-3 helps support brain health for people of all ages and represents a simple way that consumers can make a healthy choice.

‘Veganuary’ drives plant-based dairy-alternative launches

By Beth Newhart

Eating healthier is a common New Year's resolution that brands like to capitalize on every year. New plant-based dairy alternatives are kicking off 2020, trying to tap into the oat, almond and coconut-based craze that’s challenging the dairy industry.

Hälsa Foods sees the future of plant-based as 100% clean label and organic.

Former Stonyfield exec joins non-dairy Hälsa Foods

By Beth Newhart

The co-founder and former CEO of dairy brand Stonyfield Organic, Gary Hirshberg, has joined Hälsa Foods as an investor and chairman. Hälsa produces Scandivaian-style, oat-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

New products for July 2019.

New in the dairy aisles: July

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the dairy aisles for July 2019.

Better Than Milk refreshes brand with beverage launch

By Beth Newhart

At the Summer Fancy Food show in New York City last week, plant-based powder brand Better Than Milk previewed its new line of shelf-stable, RTD beverages in five varieties, rolling out nationwide this fall.

What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

What’s new at the Summer Fancy Food Show?

By Beth Newhart

The summer iteration of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Fancy Food Show took place in New York City this week. Specialty food and beverage sales make up 16.1% of the total industry, with plant-based products growing the fastest in all categories....

Plogging combines the benefits of exercise while making the planet healthier. It can be done while walking, jogging, running or hiking. Pic: Silk

Silk makes a bid for ‘plogging’ as an official sport

By Beth Newhart

Silk is leading an effort during Earth Month to make plogging an official sport at the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. A combination of jogging and picking up litter, plogging would fit into LA 2028’s goal to be the most sustainable Olympics in modern...

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.

Gottlieb's resignation comes just two months after he denied rumors he planned to leave the FDA. Pic: WikimediaCommons

Gottlieb resigns from FDA, dairy projects in the balance

By Beth Newhart

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signed a resignation letter Tuesday with intent to leave the role in one month. He has served as Commissioner for nearly two years and been pivotal in the recent plant ‘milk’ vs. dairy...

Grupo Lala's profits as reported were up by 13.4% compared to 2017, and milk remained the top-earning segment of the business.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze products are coming to Mexico

By Beth Newhart

Grupo Lala announced this week that it reached a deal with Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond beverages in Mexico. It also released fourth-quarter and full-year financial reports from 2018.

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.

Are consumers really confused by dairy alternative names? Pic: ©GettyImages/byheaven

Plant-based labels argument continues

By Beth Newhart

In 2018 the FDA committed to looking into the arguments surrounding plant-based dairy alternative product labels using dairy terms. The agency collected public input on the debate until January 25.

“People just have to be willing to take 60 seconds to make it.

Modest Mylk ditches the carton for sustainable nut beverage bases

By Beth Newhart

A new make-your-own nut-based milk alternative is hitting the market this month. Modest Mylk is a nut paste sold in glass jars designed to blend with water into a ‘milk-like’ beverage, which the company says is more sustainable and affordable than conventional...

Elmhurst's unsweetened drinks are made from just two ingredients--nuts and water.

Elmhurst expands offerings one year into plant-based switch

By Beth Newhart

Formerly known as Elmhurst Dairy, the New York-based creamery switched from producing dairy products to only producing plant-based products in May 2017. More than a year later it’s still developing new flavors of its ‘milked’ nuts and grains and introducing...

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