Tagged: milk

11,000 litres of water to make one litre of milk? New questions about the freshwater impact of NZ dairy farming - The Changing Climate

Guest Author May 30, 2022

Mike Joy, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington   Water scarcity and water pollution are increasingly critical global issues. Water scarcity is driven not only by shortages of water, but also by rendering water unusable through pollution. New Zealand is no exception to these trends. Demand for water has rapidly increased, and New Zealand now has … Read More

Which ‘milk’ is best for the environment? We compared dairy, nut, soy, hemp and grain milks - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 15, 2020

Making eco-conscious choices at the shops can be tricky when we’re presented with so many options, especially when it comes to milk. Should we buy plant-based milk, or dairy? We’ve looked at the evidence to help you choose. Dora Marinova, Curtin University and Diana Bogueva, Curtin University Dairy has the biggest environmental footprint, by far Any plant-based milk, be it … Read More

Discovery of prehistoric baby bottles shows infants were fed cow’s milk 5,000 years ago - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 26, 2019

Julie Dunne, University of Bristol How did people look after their children in the Stone Age? It turns out that prehistoric parents may not have been so different to modern mums and dads. Clay vessels that have been found in Germany could have been used to supplement breast milk and wean children more than 5,000 years ago. They became … Read More

No, we have no GM tomatoes - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Feb 08, 2018

No sooner have I written a post about the synergy between FB and blogging then it happens again 🙂 Again, hat-tip to Yvette d’Entremont, who posted a link to an article purporting to tell consumers how to distinguish between GM and ‘regular’ tomatoes. The writer of that article certainly wears their heart on their sleeve – just look … Read More

Mmmmm … the science behind your latte! - News

Jean Balchin Dec 13, 2017

Coffee-lovers, rejoice! Scientists may have discovered the ideal speed for pouring espresso into milk, according to an international study run by Princeton University, published in Nature Communications this week. Using liquids that mimic espresso and milk, the researchers tested a variety of pouring speeds and found that the second liquid needed to be added at faster than around 21cm per … Read More

Grow large with milk - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 09, 2017

A new paper out in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows there’s an association between children drinking non-dairy milk, as opposed to cow’s milk, and lower heights.  It would be tempting to take these results and make a case for ending Canadian dairy supply management, but there are better reasons for ending Canadian supply management. The press … Read More

Towards tackling milk allergy - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 25, 2017

New Zealand agricultural scientists have learnt that the calves of a cow modified to have less allergenic milk also have less allergenic milk, raising hopes of developing a variety of cattle that those will one type of milk allergy can drink. Jamie Morton writing in the New Zealand Herald has the story, GE cow’s offspring show ‘super-milk’ potential. For those … Read More

The future of milk - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Oct 28, 2016

Dr Skelte Anema Value-added milk products are likely to continue their rise, says new Royal Society of New Zealand Fellow Dr Skelte Anema. That means we’ll keep moving away from commodities like dried milk powder and export more expensive products such as fresh and long-life liquid milk and cream. A Principal Research Scientist at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre, … Read More

Science or Snake Oil: is A2 milk better for you than regular cow’s milk? - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 24, 2016

Nicholas Fuller, University of Sydney The new big thing hitting our supermarket shelves is “A2 milk”. Not only has this resulted in a great debate about whether it is any better for us than regular cow’s milk, but also a bitter feud over labelling between the big dairy companies in the Federal Court. So what is A2? … Read More

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