Tagged: milk

Tanker physics - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Oct 14, 2015

I’m currently at the Metrology Society of Australasia conference in beautiful Queenstown. For those that don’t know, which might be most of you, metrology is the science of measurement. How do you measure things well? At this conference, we’ve got presentations on measuring temperature, pressure, liquid volume (a surprisingly tricky one this – if you want to do it accurately, … Read More

Could the Fonterra botulism scare be down to herbicide use and GM crops? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 15, 2013

According to an article in the Stuff, Matamata veterinarian Frank Rowson says the contamination of Fonterra’s whey powder with the toxin-producing bacterium Clostridium botulinum is linked to contamination of the food chain by glyphosate weed killers. Glyphosate is better known as the Monsanto product Round Up, to which the company developed genetically resistant crops … Read More

Fonterra’s brandnz - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Aug 07, 2013

  The front page (5 August, 2013) of the China Daily posted outside the Free Speech Café, University of California – Berkeley. Fonterra’s milk is New Zealand’s milk. Fonterra, in good times and bad, trades on brandNZ. Big nations view the big companies of small nations differently. Fonterra is New Zealand, New Zealand is Fonterra. If Kraft … Read More

Soy versus dairy: what's the footprint of milk? - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 28, 2012

By Judith Friedlander, University of Technology, Sydney Are soy milk’s environmental attributes based on substance or froth? Is soy a sustainable solution in the dairy debate? Comparative environmental analysis of different food groups is like comparing, well, apples and oranges. Reports such as the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Livestock’s Long Shadow document the negative environmental … Read More

How much water does it take to produce one litre of milk? - Waiology

Waiology May 24, 2012

The single biggest consumer of water in New Zealand is the dairy industry. As of 2010, farmers are permitted to take about 4707 million m3 of water per year from New Zealand’s rivers and aquifers to irrigate pasture, most of which is for dairying. This is 44% of all consumptive uses (excluding the Manapouri hydropower scheme), and 68% of … Read More

TOSP Episode 7: October 25th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 25, 2011

Featuring (very) bright sparks, biomimicry and flight, Dance Your PhD, NASA inventions, carbon nano-onions, Iceland’s renewable internet, spider silk, zoned-out rats, forecasting with Twitter, autistic facial characteristics, a new superconductivity, the geek book list, Tell Us A Story 2011 winners, and the economics of milk. Also featuring some Interesting Things, including a comment on a paper showing how cats lap … Read More

Milk milk everywhere but not a drop to drink - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 20, 2011

By Professor Jack Heinemann, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury Kiwis are drinking less milk but making more of it. Between 1995 and 2007, the amount of milk consumed by New Zealanders decreased 28% or 21 kilograms/capita/year (kg/capita/yr). The proportion of the food budget going to milk also decreased between 1993 and 2008. What has caused this … Read More

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