Consuming colostrum produced by cows 48 hours after giving birth can improve athletic performance of runners by massively reducing gut permeability, study shows

By Helen Glaberson

nutraingredients.com/ Decision News Media 2011-03-30

Opinion: "Functional foods," particularly in baby formula, are about marketing, not health, and should be boycotted

By Marion Nestle

The Atlantic 2010-06-11

Milk from grass-fed cows more heart-healthy than grain-fed variety; benefits could extend to prevention of cancer, diabetes, researcher says

By Lynne Peeples

Reuters 2010-05-28

Biotech milk hormone effort vetoed in Kansas

Kansas governor vetoes milk disclaimer labeling bill, citing overwhelming opposition by consumer groups, small producers, retailers who want to know which milk is from cows untreated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBST). Kathleen Sibelius, Obama pick for HHS, also cites patchwork labeling requirements, state to state, that would cost too much.

By Beth Martino

Office of the Governor, Kansas 2009-04-23

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Opinion: Obama's pick for HHS should veto milk disclaimer bill

As Obama's pick for Health, Human Services which oversees FDA, Governor Kathleen Sibelius should veto biotech milk disclaimer bill as 29 groups have requested. Kansas bill would require that milk labeled hormone-free include disclaimer saying that FDA sees no 'significant difference' between milk products with or without it. Bill will become law unless she vetoes it by Thursday.

By Barry Estabrook

Gourmet.com/Politics of the Plate 2009-04-21

Good bones

Strong bones throughout life require a consistent foundation of calcium-rich foods, vigorous exercise and plenty of sunshine, for vitamin D. Children's needs grow as they do. Dietary sources of calcium include dark leafy greens, broccoli, milk, cheese and yogurt.

The Associated Press; San Francisco Chronicle 2007-11-26

Opinion: Choice-free in PA

Bucking consumer demand and aligning himself with big dairy farmers and the chemical manufacturer, Monsanto, Pennsylvania agriculture secretary announces crackdown on "absence labeling" on milk. He bans labeling of dairy products not containing rBST, the artificial growth hormone. Ohio considers similar measure.

By Andrew Martin

The New York Times 2007-11-11

Organic parameters:

After farm advocacy group files two complaints against Aurora Dairy and USDA threatens to revoke its organic certification, company agrees to remove organic label from some milk and to add pasture for cows.

By Andrew Martin

The New York Times (may require subscription) 2007-08-30

Organics shortage:

Despite higher profits and rising demand for organic corn and soybeans, few farmers switching over, forcing food companies to import organic soybeans from China and pay nearly double what they paid for organic corn last fall.

By Paula Lavigne

Des Moines Register 2007-08-12

Supplement setback:

Cargill's attempt to add Regenasure, a vegetarian version of shellfish-derived glucosamine, to European list of food products for addition in mostly beverages and fermented milk products, hits snag with questions of safety for diabetics.

By Alex McNally


Allergen no more?

Peanuts, long feared for chance of toxic reaction, might be tamed; researchers learn that allergic mice are missing interleukin-12 molecule; study shows that raw milk, too, could play role in keeping allergies at bay.

United Press International

Opinion: Proud of rBST:

Despite activists' efforts to bamboozle public, price-conscious customers appear happy buying milk containing synthetic hormone, and squeezing more milk from cows via drugs saves natural resources, reduces corn prices, greenhouse gas emissions and manure production; in a more rational world, customers would choose milk so labeled.

By Henry I. Miller

The New York Times (may require subscription) 2007-06-29

Grocery guide:

With no genetically modified organism labeling required, the questions are complicated and the science is heavy and we haven't dropped dead, but to steer clear from GMO unknowns, avoid corn, soy and canola in processed foods, says author of new book.

By Carol Ness

San Francisco Chronicle