Big Meat and Dairy Companies Have Spent Millions Lobbying Against Climate Action, a New Study Finds
Top U.S. meat and dairy companies, along with livestock and agricultural lobbying groups, have spent millions campaigning against... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk monopoly: How the dairy "mafia" compromised their own industry
(Natural News) The milk industry is in trouble. As consumption declines and dairy farmers increasingly close up shop, many are pointing fingers at those within the industry for its current woes. The responsible parties have even been nicknamed the “milk mafia” to illustrate the control the Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and big milk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactose Intolerance as You Get Older
As you age, you may find that you can’t enjoy ice cream or milkshakes without painful gas or bloating afterward. Lactose intolerance is a fairly common, natural condition that develops over time. Find out what may put you at risk for lactose intolerance and how to manage uncomfortable symptoms if you still want to enjoy dairy foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Making HIV Tablets From Goat Milk
[Observer] The National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Databank (NAGRC&DB) has finalised plans to introduce highly-efficient and productive dairy goats for adoption by the livestock-rearing communities to avail milk rich in nutrients required for boosting the human immune system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Butter, margarine and your heart
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to take a look at butter, margarine and heart health. Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of cows. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How novel pathogens may cause the development of colorectal cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Do BMMFs, the novel infectious agents found in dairy products and bovine sera, play a role in the development of colorectal cancer? Scientists led by Harald zur Hausen detected the pathogens in colorectal cancer patients in close proximity to tumors. The researchers show that the BMMFs trigger local chronic inflammation, which can cause mutations via activated oxygen molecules and thus promote cancer development in the long term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Batch-cook to feed the family... try these mouth-watering ways to fight type 2 and boost your health
The full-fat dairy and the good fats that a low-carb regimen permits are a key reason that people feel so satisfied with the food on this diet, which makes it much easier to keep as a permanent part of your life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USDA grant seeks to enhance milk production and cow health
(Cornell University) A Cornell University animal scientist studying relationships between insulin and milk production in dairy cows has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mexico to Ban Glyphosate, GM Corn Presidential Decree Comes Despite Intense Pressure from Industry, U.S. Authorities
Tractor caravan to Mexico City farmer protest demands "Mexico Free of Transgenics". Credit: Enrique Perez S./ANECBy Timothy A. WiseCAMBRIDGE MA, Feb 24 2021 (IPS) Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn. His administration sent an even stronger aftershock two weeks later, clarifying that the government would also phase out GM corn imports in three years and the ban would include not just corn for human consumption but yellow co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy A. Wise Tags: Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The vegan Valentine's treats that really ARE healthier
There's juicy fake 'steaks', oozy 'cheese' bites made from coconut oil, and even dairy-free caramel cheesecakes. The idea, no doubt, is that they're indulgent - yet healthy. But are they really? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Rumen additive and controlled energy benefit dairy cows during dry period
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Getting nutrition right during a dairy cow's dry period can make a big difference to her health and the health of her calf. But it's also a key contributor to her milk yield after calving. New research from the University of Illinois shows diets containing consistent energy levels and the rumen-boosting supplement monensin may be ideal during the dry period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dairy calves benefit from higher-protein starter feed, Illinois study says
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Dairy producers know early nutrition for young calves has far-reaching impacts, both for the long-term health and productivity of the animals and for farm profitability. With the goal of increasing not just body weight but also lean tissue gain, a new University of Illinois study finds enhanced milk replacer with high crude-protein dry starter feed is the winning combination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ancient balancing selection maintains incompatible versions of the galactose pathway in yeast
Metabolic pathways differ across species but are expected to be similar within a species. We discovered two functional, incompatible versions of the galactose pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We identified a three-locus genetic interaction for growth in galactose, and used precisely engineered alleles to show that it arises from variation in the galactose utilization genes GAL2, GAL1/10/7, and phosphoglucomutase (PGM1), and that the reference allele of PGM1 is incompatible with the alternative alleles of the other genes. Multiloci balancing selection has maintained the two incompatible versions of the pathway for milli...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Boocock, J., Sadhu, M. J., Durvasula, A., Bloom, J. S., Kruglyak, L. Tags: Evolution, Genetics reports Source Type: news

'We need answers ’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?
A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new diseaseIn early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands.“We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-Brabant, a provincedensely populated with goat farms, kept sending samples. Finally, in May 2008 an outbreak of the res...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany Tags: Environment Infectious diseases Netherlands Science Europe Medical research World news Source Type: news

Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children
(Elsevier) American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news. In an article appearing inJDS Communications, researchers found that households that frequently bought food for children are interested in dairy as part of their diet and purchased larger quantities of fluid milk and more fluid milk with a higher fat content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Producing milk from yeast that looks and tastes like cow's milk
(Tel-Aviv University) The researchers said: 'the goal is to produce animal-free dairy milk with all the important nutritional values of cow's milk and with the same taste, aroma, and texture that we are all familiar with, but without the suffering that is caused to cows and without damage to the environment'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?
A small group of animal welfare scientists is seeking answers to that question. Facing a growing anti-dairy movement, many farmers are altering their practices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Dairy Products Agriculture and Farming Animal Abuse, Rights and Welfare Cattle Hawthorne Valley Farm Dick Van Dam Dairy your-feed-science Source Type: news

How to avoid food poisoning: Top tips on how to avoid food poisoning on Christmas day
HOW TO avoid food poisoning: Food poisoning is an awful condition no one wants to have to deal with more even more so on Christmas day. What are the top tips when it comes to preparing meat, dairy and cleaning to avoid food poisoning on Christmas day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Butter or margarine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of a cow. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and may be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it comes to heart health, that's where the similarities end. What's better for you? A pat of butter or a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 24, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Type of sugar used to sweeten sheep milk kefir may improve consumer acceptance
(Elsevier) The study of human emotions can be used to gauge the sensory acceptance of dairy products. A possible route to increase worldwide consumption of sheep milk kefir may be to improve its sensory acceptance, which can be a determining factor for its inclusion in daily diets. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists studied the effects of kefir sweetened with five different sugars on sensory acceptance and emotional profile in regular consumers of fermented dairy products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Cheese in moderation lowers heart disease risk to boost longevity
HOW TO live longer: Cheese lovers rejoice as scientists have discovered compounds found in the dairy treat help to lower blood pressure, lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and increase life expectancy by 25 percent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction: The Foods You Eat May Affect Your Risk
Men who ate a diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats, and low in meats and whole-fat dairy, had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Diet and Nutrition Impotence Source Type: news

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk
Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The researchers also identified a notably higher risk for hip fractures among those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarians), and among vegetarians who swear off both meat and fish, but do consume dairy and/or eggs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk
  MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 -- Chew on this: Vegans face a 43% higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, a large British study warns. The rise in risk was not confined to vegans, who eat no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. The researchers also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis
(Penn State) Dairy cows, exposed for a few years to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That's the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How many low-fat dairy products do you eat a day? It may raise your risk of Parkinson's
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition whereby parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. Ongoing research attempts to understand the risk factors associated with Parkinson's. Low-fat dairy products have been linked to a modest increase and the amount consumed seems to determine the risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen Food Packages in China Keep Testing Positive For Coronavirus. Here ’s Why Health Experts Aren’t Worried
They’ve reportedly found it on packages of Ecuadorian shrimp, squid from Russia and Norwegian seafood. Since June, Chinese health authorities have been detecting genetic traces of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on refrigerated and frozen foods from around the world. Then, on Oct. 17, the Chinese Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced it had isolated active SARS-CoV-2 on packs of imported fish. The agency says this world-first discovery, made while tracing a recent outbreak in Qingdao to two dock workers, shows contaminated food packaging can cause infections. While it remains unclear if the dock wo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

EU dairy sector to get sustainability boost
EU and industry researchers are developing an innovative biorefinery which will convert by-products from the dairy industry into valuable materials that can be used to produce bio-based products, including biodegradable plastic, feeding into the EU's expanding bio-based sector. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 3, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Tel Aviv University researchers discover molecular link between diet and risk of cancer
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) An international team of researchers has identified a direct molecular link between meat and dairy diets and the development of antibodies in the blood that increase the chances of developing cancer. This connection may explain the high incidence of cancer among those who consume large amounts of dairy products and red meat, similar to the link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

French dairy giant accused of polluting country's famous rivers for years
Investigation alleges Lactalis breached environmental regulations at several plants and released milk derivatives that killed fish (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic interventions in dairy production in developing countries can help meet growing global demand for milk
(Elsevier) Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems hosted the " MILK Symposium: Improving Milk Production, Quality, and Safety in Developing Countries " at the 2019 American Dairy Science Association ® Annual Meeting to address factors that cause low dairy consumption in low- and middle-income countries and discuss strategies to address them. The Journal of Dairy Science invited speakers to submit articles on topics from the symposium to reach a wider audience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allergic to Milk? Some Dark Chocolate Labeled as Dairy-Free May Still Contain Milk
FDA is releasing more information about its recent study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Review IDs Dietary Factors Linked to Lower CRC Incidence
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Decreased colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence is seen in association with use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), magnesium, folate, and high consumption of fruits and vegetables, fiber, and dairy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Dairy Lowers Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly More Dairy Lowers Risk of Falls, Fractures in Frail Elderly
Dairy foods, rather than supplements, seems to be the answer to reducing fractures in the frail elderly but the four servings/day given in this study is too high for environmental sustainability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

More Dairy Lowers Risk of Falls, Fractures
in Frail Elderly (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hypothyroidism and dietary challenges
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been getting conflicting information on what I should eat and drink. I love yogurt and ice cream, for instance, but one source said a calcium-rich diet was fine, whereas another said I should limit dairy. I've also read that I should avoid soy and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Comparing dairy milk and plant-based beverages
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Since I was a kid, I've been drinking milk with breakfast and dinner as my primary beverage. But looking in the grocery store coolers these days, there are so many options other than cow's milk. Are plant-based milks like soy or almond milk healthier options? ANSWER: Dairy (cow's) milk and plant-based beverages like [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 12, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Food box deliveries to needy California seniors cut off because of USDA cheese rule
As coronavirus cases soared, thousands of low-income seniors stopped receiving free food boxes because of a rule designed to help the dairy industry. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah D. Wire Source Type: news

Dietary changes could produce big offsets to carbon emissions
(Oregon State University) Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the atmosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Changing what we eat could offset years of climate-warming emissions, new analysis finds
(New York University) Plant protein foods--like lentils, beans, and nuts--can provide vital nutrients using a small fraction of the land required to produce meat and dairy. By shifting to these foods, much of the remaining land could support ecosystems that absorb CO2, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Natural antioxidants in cheese can protect your blood vessels from damage caused by high-salt diets
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that incorporating dairy cheese into a high-sodium diet helps preserve blood vessel function. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University found that the natural antioxidants in cheese play a protective role against oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels. While small doses of sodium are essential to the body, eating too much... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RNC takeaways night 2: Melania Trump speaks of 'harsh reality' of racial unrest, Pompeo stirs controversy
Republicans sought to show a softer side to Donald Trump, with remarks from a Maine lobsterman, a Wisconsin dairy farmer and first lady... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is 'fake' milk fit for drinking? 
Supermarket chiller cabinets are awash with new products to pour into your coffee and over cereal. But are these 'new' non-dairy milks any better for you? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make
(Natural News) Muffins are a popular, sweet treat, but regular ones are often made with added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Moreover, many people need alternatives to traditional muffin recipes to avoid ingredients that can trigger food allergies and intolerances like eggs, dairy products or grains. You can tweak traditional muffin recipes to make them... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health
(Elsevier) Fluid milk consumption among children is vital, as adequate consumption of dairy products, especially during childhood, has beneficial health outcomes later in life. These benefits include reduced risk of osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, and cancer in adulthood. Milk consumption among children has been declining for decades, so understanding and fulfilling the needs of children is crucial to reverse the decline. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists studied key contributors to increasing milk consumption among children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grooming behavior between dairy cows reveals complex social network
(Frontiers) Like humans, cattle are social creatures with complex relationships that change as group dynamics evolve. New research into social grooming interactions between a small herd of dairy cows illustrated patterns of behavior that could be used to better align future farm management practices with the social needs of bovines. Previous research has demonstrated that happier cows are healthier and more productive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Three heart-healthy desserts to help keep cholesterol levels in check
HIGH cholesterol is waiting on the other side of that cheeky dessert. Full-fat dairy, such as cream, won't do your lipid levels any favours. However, there are three tasty afters considered more cholesterol-friendly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news