Global alliance Farming for Generations launches to transform dairy farming towards regenerative agriculture

Paris, 26 June 2019 – Eight agricultural sector leaders announced Farming for Generations, a unique, global collaboration to support dairy farmers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices that preserve and renew our planet’s resources, respect animal welfare and ensure the long-term economic viability of farms for the next generation.

Recognizing that the food system needs to […]

Return of the World Milk Day quiz

At long last, we’ve completed another 584 million mile trip around the sun and once again World Milk Day graces our calendars.

Every year, on June 1, the entire globe celebrates the many ways the dairy sector has enriched the world’s food supply — as well as our lives and diets.

Last year, we tried […]

Case study: How a dairy processor improved quality with Neogen’s Soleris system

Neogen’s Soleris system is a rapid optical system for the detection of microbial contamination. It’s based on an innovative application of classic microbiology — the assay measures microbial growth by monitoring pH and other biochemical reactions that generate a color change. The results are monitored by the system, which provides an alert for samples that […]

Science: Cheese tastes stronger when injected with hip-hop

Expectant mothers often put headphones on their bellies for their babies to listen to as they develop, but it’s a little less common to see cheesemakers doing the same with their wheels of Brie and Camembert.

Nothing wrong with seeing what would happen if they did, said one team of Swiss researchers. The scientists placed […]

Experts discuss the dairy industry in 50 years: Genomics, regulations and more

In 50 years it will be 2069, and we have no idea what the world will look like. We certainly have hopes for our planet — that our industries will be booming and efficient, particularly our agricultural economy.

University of Minnesota Extension educator James Salfer predicts that changes in the dairy industry over the […]

A rose by any other name: What to label alternative ‘dairy’ and ‘meat’ products?

The dairy and meat industries have been abuzz in recent years about the matter of names. Can alternative “dairy” products truly be called dairy? After all, we’ve always called the liquid inside of coconuts “milk,” even though coconuts assuredly don’t lactate. Similarly, can plant-based or lab-grown “meat” products use “meat” in their names?

It’s a […]

Humans love cheese: Oldest evidence of dairy processing found at ancient Croatian site

Cheese. Soft, hard, shredded, melted, sprinkled, drizzled. So many different ways to enjoy this delectable dairy goodness that comes in seemingly endless varieties. The human race loves cheese — and has for a very long time.

Archaeologists have found what could be the oldest example of ancient cheese making known to science. At two sites […]

Test your milk knowledge on World Milk Day

Happy World Milk Day!

What is World Milk Day, you may ask? It’s an international holiday dedicated to raising awareness of the important contributions of the dairy sector: forming a sustainable food supply, supporting local and national economies, building livelihoods and providing nutrition to ourselves and our families.

The campaign was started in 2001 by […]

SDSU wins Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Last month brought us the 2018 Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, an annual event in which student sensory evaluators put their dairy expertise to the test with blind assessments of donated dairy products. The contest is one of the longest-running contests for sensory evaluation in the U.S., only having paused for each of the World […]

NCIMS meets to discuss regulations for tetracycline screening in milk

Last week, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) held its Western Region Meeting in Reno, Nevada to discuss all things dairy — especially the future of regulating the screening of antibiotics in milk.

The meeting, which relates to one of the three state cooperative programs supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]