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Dags att redan nu skriva in årsmötet i kalendern

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Den 13 – 14 mars 2018 är det dags för föreningens årsmöte – skriv in det i din kalender. Vi träffas på kvällen den 13:e för gemenskap och middag på Hotell Tylebäck i Halmstad. Under förmiddagen den 14:e genomför vi årsmötesförhandlingarna och de följs av några intressanta föredrag. Därefter bär det av till Wapnö för lunch och rundvisning.

Detaljerna kring programmet kommer att presenteras senare liksom anmälan.

Valio unveils UK product range

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Valio will launch its brand in the UK at Food Matters Live this year. It will unveil its Fresh Finnish Thinking through a portfolio of unique, on trend product, which will appear on supermarket shelves in 2018.

Following extensive testing of a range of products that have experienced success in other markets, Valio is planning a comprehensive marketing campaign for the introduction of Valio Gefilus® Kefir yoghurts, Valio Finnish spreadable butters and cheddar with ValSa®, and Valio Master Butter Makers butter.

Ross Crittenden, Valio’s Executive VP of New Markets said: “We are excited to bring Valio’s Fresh Finnish Thinking to the UK. Our 110-year heritage of craftsmanship and tradition delivers the authenticity and provenance UK consumers demand. Valio’s innovative, new products are inspired by nature and driven by “sisu”, the uniquely Finnish passionate, spirited and determined characteristic that determines the Valio way of doing things.”

Skånska ostskapare blev Årets Mathjälte

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Vilhelmsdals gårdsmejeri har vunnit Lantliv mat&vins pris Årets Mathjälte 2017! Prisutdelningen var på Sthlm food&wine-mässan lördagen 11 november.

Christine och Lars Anderberg driver ett prisat gårdsmejeri, Vilhelmsdal mitt på natursköna Österlen.

– Det går åt 1 000 liter getmjölk till 100 kilo ost, resten blir vassle som blir till djurfoder åt köttdjur. Vi har 175 getter för tillfället som på sommaren ger 500 liter per dygn. Smaken på mjölken varierar med årstid inte med ålder på geten, säger Anderbergs.

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Milk goes down and non-dairy goes up in the US

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Per capita consumption of fluid milk beverages decreased by close to 22% from 2000 to 2016. Through the same period, consumption of non-dairy plant-based milk alternatives has increased by triple digits. The decrease in dairy milk consumption can be interpreted as each consumer going from 10 glasses of milk each week to eight glasses per week, not much on an individual level but enormous when viewed in terms of the whole population on an annual basis. Even so, milk is still being consumed in over 90% of the households in the U.S, a report from Package Facts says.

Package Facts concludes that the reasons behind the decline in dairy milk consumption and the reasons for the rise in plant-based milks, such as health concerns, with a growing number of consumers coming to believe that plant-based foods are healthier than animal-based foods. Further, the report considers the growing consumer base that is motivated by animal welfare concerns, leading them to choose plant-based beverages, as well as other plant-based foods over animal-based products.

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Arla and the Food Banks (FEBA) have signed an agreement to donate surplus products

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Arla and the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) have signed an agreement to donate surplus products through the FEBA network partners in Europe.

The agreement formalises and builds on the partnerships already in place between Arla and local food bank FEBA members such as Fareshare in the UK, Fødevarebanken in Denmark and the Dutch food bank.

“Arla’s local partners are a great resource competent-wise and are often very active on a national level to influence policy making and communicating about the challenges. The new partnership strengthens our ability to benefit from the large network of food banks around Europe in case there are large surplus volumes to be redistributed, which is not possible for local food banks to absorb,” says Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, vice president of CSR in Arla.

In partnering with the FEBA, a non-profit network organisation which brings together 326 food banks in 23 countries throughout Europe, Arla intends to further increase its provision of food supplies to help support those in need. The move will also help Arla to achieve its goal to reduce food waste by halfby 2020.

Turkiskt besök på Källsjö mejeri

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Mejeriet i Ullared fick långväga besök under tisdagen då turkiska jordbruksministeriet kom för att se hur de jobbar, skriver P4 Halland på webben.

Turkiet vill som bekant så småningom bli en del av EU och jordbruksministeriet ville då komma till Sverige för att se hur småskaliga mejerier och jordbruk jobbar, eftersom de fått höra att svenskt lantbruk kommit långt.

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The WHO is Urging Agribusiness to Stop Using Antibiotics on Healthy Animals

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The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

Describing a lack of effective antibiotics for humans as “a security threat” on a par with “a sudden and deadly disease outbreak”, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “strong and sustained action across all sectors” was vital to turn back the tide of resistance and “keep the world safe”.

The WHO “strongly recommends an overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals, including complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention without diagnosis,” the United Nations agency said in a statement.

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Research: Cow’s Milk Triggers Type 1 Diabetes?

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A report by seven researchers has concluded the milk may trigger type 1 diabetes. The researchers say:

“The evidence for milk and, particularly A1 β-casein, as a primary dietary trigger for type 1 diabetes is intriguing although causation remains unproven. The ecological evidence across populations is particularly strong. Exclusive breastfeeding is widely regarded as being protective against type 1 diabetes in early infancy, but its benefits may be lost if the mother supplements breast milk with cows’ milk formula, or if the duration of breastfeeding is too short. It is also conceivable that some dietary triggers might cross into breast milk. These factors might contribute to the inconsistencies in the reported associations between breastfeeding and type 1 diabetes.”

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Probiotic dairy products for children: An untapped market with global appeal

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Chr. Hansen launches culture solution for kids’ drinking yogurt with the probiotic strain L. rhamnosus, LGG®

The market for children’s products is increasing rapidly with the trend towards smaller families, combined with higher disposable incomes, and parents are looking for foods that are healthy as well as tasty and convenient. At the same time, the awareness of probiotics – good bacteria – is increasing, as more and more scientific data on the correlation between digestive health and overall health is published, creating new opportunities for the innovative dairy producer.

Now Chr. Hansen presents ProKids, a concept solution for a tasty probiotic children’s drinking yogurt. It is Chr. Hansen’s newly developed freeze-dried DVS® culture, nu-trish® GY-1, which contains the LGG® probiotic strain together with a compatible yogurt culture, and a proven recipe that make up the backbone of the ProKids concept.

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