Study finds further “clear differences” between organic and non-organic

A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]

February 16, 2016 Continue Reading

“We’re not the right body to run fair trade milk scheme” – Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation says it is “not necessarily the right organisation” to set up and run a fair trade milk scheme. Against a backdrop of plummeting farm gate prices and tales of dairy farmers being driven out of business because of below-cost-of-production payments they receive for their milk from the big supermarkets, calls for a […]

August 25, 2015 Continue Reading
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The Carob Kitchen cooks up an Aussie treat

Australia’s first premium carob milk bar range The Carob Kitchen has launched in the UK. The all-natural bars are made from organically grown Australian carob and real cocoa butter. They have no added sugar and are free from caffeine, theobromine, gluten and palm kernel oil. The new range includes 80g blocks packed in hand drawn […]

March 16, 2015 Continue Reading

Fair trade milk label needed to end supermarket “cultural cleansing by price”

The founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, is calling for a fair trade milk label to end the “cultural cleansing by price” that supermarkets have wreaked on British dairy farmers. In a blog piece the former Soil Association director says he now regrets not pushing the Fairtrade Foundation harder 10 years ago, when […]

January 20, 2015 Continue Reading
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Viva! launches dairy-free guides

Animal charity Viva! has published two new guides about dairy-free living. Why You Don’t Need Dairy, by Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley, provides readers with the low-down on milk and health as well as animal welfare and explains why Viva! believes ‘dairy-free is the way to be’. After reading about the reasons for going […]

September 3, 2014 Continue Reading

Study suggests high protein diet carries similar cancer risk to smoking

In a study conducted by the University of Southern California and published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers have found that high protein intake is linked to increased cancer, diabetes and overall mortality, carrying a cancer risk similar to that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The researchers examined the links between protein intake and […]

March 11, 2014 Continue Reading

US study offers “clearest cut example yet” of organic’s benefits

A new study by US scientists provides one of the clearest cut examples yet of the nutritional benefits of organic food over conventional, reports the New York Times. Researchers from Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources recently analysed organic whole milk, comparing it with conventional. They found that the organic milk […]

December 12, 2013 Continue Reading

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