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2008-07-11 09:00:45

By Paul Grimaldi, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul. 9--Consumers grousing about the high cost of food have more to grumble about as milk prices are likely to go up -- again. Milk prices hit a record a year ago, when Americans paid an average of $3.80 a gallon and have stayed high ever since. By January, the cost of a gallon of milk rose to $3.87 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, up more than 36 percent from last year. Prices vary widely in Rhode Island and...

2008-07-09 15:00:24

By Paul Grimaldi Consumers grousing about the high cost of food have more to grumble about as milk prices are likely to go up -- again. Milk prices hit a record a year ago, when Americans paid an average of $3.80 a gallon, and have stayed high ever since. By January, the cost of a gallon of milk rose to $3.87 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, up more than 36 percent from last year. Prices vary widely in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Over the...

2008-07-08 03:00:13

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 8--Twenty-five agriculture and consumer groups, including three based in Wisconsin, have asked the U.S. Senate for immediate public hearings and oversight of the nation's largest dairy cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America. The groups, represented by the National Family Farm Coalition, allege the cooperative has engaged in predatory business practices that have led to the demise of thousands of farms and an increasingly consolidated dairy...

2008-06-21 03:00:00

The Ohio Department of Health and officials in five Ohio counties are investigating 17 illnesses from E. coli bacteria. So far the cases are confined to counties in Central and Northwest Ohio. Thirteen of the 17 cases have been linked by genetic fingerprinting and also match the genetic fingerprint of several cases in Michigan, according to the state health department. The strain is E. coli O157:H7, the same type that caused a national outbreak from spinach in 2006. So far, no source for...

2008-06-17 06:00:27

By Anthony Harrington ONE of the more depressing facts about milk production in Scotland is that it is currently at a 37-year low, despite the fact that dairy farming is now vastly more efficient and productive than it was four decades ago. However, Bob Carruth, communications director for the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), argues that there is some cause for optimism about the state of Scotland's dairy industry. "Matters are very delicately balanced right now. There is the...

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2008-06-12 11:45:00

Food and Drug Administration officials are beginning to crack down on groups for manufacturing and marketing unpasteurized milk. Unpasteurized milk quickly became part of the growing natural food craze when dairy owner Mark McAfee began to sell raw milk in 2000, claiming that it contained beneficial microbes that treat various disorders.Devotees of raw milk ascribe to it almost mythical healing powers. They feed it to babies, believing it strengthens the immune system and staves off digestive...

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2007-09-04 06:30:00

By Erika Beras, The Miami Herald Miami yoga instructor Ximena Gonzalez grew up drinking unpasteurized milk in her native Colombia. She still does, getting it shipped on a regular basis from a farm in Pennsylvania. "I can't say enough good things about it," said Gonzalez, 30, who also does a regular health and fitness segment on Telemundo. "It's the reason I'm so healthy." The Food and Drug Administration doesn't agree. But dire FDA warnings be damned, a growing number of Floridians and...

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2005-06-29 00:30:00

WASHINGTON -- A scientific article that says terrorists could poison thousands of people through the milk supply - withheld at first at the government's request - is being published despite continuing objections after the National Academy of Sciences concluded it wouldn't help attackers. The study by Lawrence M. Wein and Yifan Liu of Stanford University discusses such questions as how terrorists could release botulinum toxin into the U.S. milk supply and what effective amounts might be....