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2008-09-16 09:15:00

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Agriculture launched an inspection of the country's dairy industry on Monday after tainted milk powder sickened babies and aroused concern. Six ministry teams were dispatched to the country's six major milk-producing regions, including Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang in the north, Xinjiang in the west and the central Henan Province. The officials will talk to dairy farmers, feedstuff producers, operators of milk collection...

2008-09-16 00:00:25

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING Two men were arrested as the number of babies taken ill after drinking tainted milk powder reached 1,253. Of those, 340 were still in hospital and 53 were gravely ill, Chinese health officials said. At least two babies have died of kidney failure after taking Sanlu milk powder spiked with melamine. The chemical was allegedly added to raw milk by Sanlu suppliers who hoped to make it seem higher in protein. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by...

2008-09-12 15:00:22

By TOM MEADE Terri Lawton is one of several Massachusetts dairy farmers opening their farms for the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Raw Milk Dairy Day tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. The Oake Knoll Ayrshire and Holstein cows at Lawton's Family Farm in Foxboro graze on grass, and they do not receive hormones or antibiotics. Their milk is not pasteurized. Lawton sells it raw. "Since we started selling raw milk and cheese, the farm's viability has increased tenfold," says the...

2008-09-11 15:00:27

By HOPKINS, Dave CHOOSING dairying as an occupation has been one of the best decisions ever for a town boy who enjoyed working with animals and being in the outdoors. To add to these advantages, farming required small amounts of time on administration of the business. Life was sweet. So unlike my self-employed, one-person, building friends, we didn't have to provide quotes for work -- the dairy company accepted our milk without having to negotiate milk prices. We also knew all other...

2008-07-24 09:00:52

First Milk, a UK-based dairy processor, has said that retailer Asda has agreed to increase the price it pays First Milk for cheese by GBP300 per tonne, effective August 1, 2008. Jonathan Betts, Asda's general manager for dairy, said: "Asda has always been at the forefront of ensuring that dairy farmers receive a fair price. This GBP300 per tonne increase in the price we pay First Milk for cheese is aimed at reflecting farmers' increased costs, and we will work closely with First Milk to...

2008-07-24 06:00:42

By Dan Buglass FEARS of a possible shortage of milk and dairy products have been raised in recent weeks, with farmers making it clear that unless they receive a higher price in the face of escalating production costs, they will revert to low-cost regimes and reduced yields from their cows. The first in what is expected to become a series of announcements came yesterday, with Asda saying it was set to pay First Milk, the largest farmer-owned co-operative in the UK, with over 2,500 members...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

By Regine Labossiere, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--SIMSBURY -- The Town Farm Dairy has stopped producing and selling milk and milk products indefinitely after four people contracted E. coli, possibly linked to raw milk they bought from the Simsbury farm, officials said. Deputy First Selectman John Hampton said the four people fell ill in the past few days and a couple of them were hospitalized. The one thing the four had in common was drinking raw milk they bought at the Town...

2008-07-22 18:00:42

By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 20--The Waco Farmers Market seems like a friendly enough place: a few humble tents in a parking lot by the county coliseum, tables crowded with baskets of peppers, peaches and purple-hull peas. But beware: Locavores are on the prowl. A generation ago, homegrown produce was a way of life in Waco Clutching canvas tote bags, they scope out their prey: melons still wet with dew, tomatoes with blood-red flesh, honey scented with cotton...

2008-07-22 03:00:32

By Anonymous Raw milk is either bad for you or good for you, depending on whom you talk to. To state and federal regulators, raw or unpasteurized milk is a dangerous product that should not be consumed by anyone at any time. To natural-food devotees, raw milk's beneficial microbes have almost mystical powers that can be used to treat everything from asthma to autism. Roughly half the states, including Pennsylvania, allow the consumption of raw-milk products. The remainder prohibit the...

2008-07-19 00:00:29

CHEESE and milk producer Dairy Crest said yesterday it was continuing to pass on higher milk costs to customers as inflationary pressure showed no signs of abating. The group said sales in its dairies division rose 5 per cent during the three months to June 30, "principally reflecting the impact of price increases to recover higher raw milk and commodity costs". Sales at Dairy Crest's foods division - products include Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Utterly Butterly spread...


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