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Dairy Industry

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Ruminations on Aspartame and Milk

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Little rumination is required to reach this conclusion: Cows don't make aspartame. But they don't make strawberry flavoring, either. This is relevant to a debate that involves a petition by the dairy industry to the FDA to change what qualifies as milk.

Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

Tana Amen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.

Thousands Angered By Milk In Aspartame Petition

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

Consumer group SumOfUs is urging the FDA to reject a dairy industry petition currently being considered by agency, which asks that the requirement to...

Milk Industry In 'Crisis'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Money

The milk industry is in crisis. Dairy farmers, milk processors and grocery chains are fretting as fewer and fewer Americans drink milk, the Wall S...

Governor Cuomo: Meet the Disturbing Reality of Dairy Farms

Jenny Brown | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Jenny Brown

Whether a dairy farm keeps fifty cows or five thousand, as long as animals are commodities, problems abound. To put a face on this, I'd like to introduce the governor to just one of the victims of a "small, local" dairy farm who now lives at our sanctuary.

The Dirty Secret About Ice Cream's Connection To Beef Production

Zester Daily | Posted 08.26.2012 | Food
Zester Daily

Everyone who eats ice cream -- or butter, cheese, yogurt, or any other variety of dairy -- participates in beef production by the inescapable facts of nature.

5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.

Why An Ice Cream Cone Now Costs $4.25

Posted 08.23.2011 | Food

If you've gone to an ice cream parlor recently, you may have noticed that a cone (or cup) of ice cream has gotten more expensive. But before you chalk...

Higher Milk Prices Offer Little Comfort For Dairy Farmers

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

RIVERDALE, Calif. -- While milk prices continue to rise and exports to Asian markets have expanded, many dairy farmers are still struggling with the a...

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Could The USDA Get Any Cheesier?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kerry Trueman

(With a click of her mouse, EatingLiberally's Kerry Trueman, aka kat, corners Dr. Marion Nestle, NYU professor of nutrition and author of Feed Your Pe...

Foodie Fight: Behind the Scenes of a Blowup Among Local-Food Advocates

David E. Gumpert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
David E. Gumpert

What happens when foodies themselves begin stabbing each other in the back in political and regulatory maneuverings around the local-food movement?

Vermont's Pictureqsue Dairy Farms Have A High Human Cost

The Atlantic | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vermont likes to promote itself as a verdant, wholesome state with picturesque black and white Holsteins grazing on hillside pastures. But the postcar...