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Corporate Europe Observatory Criticises EFSA

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will probably fail, again, to become independent from the food industry. Its motto is “trusted science for safe food”, CEO says.

But year after year the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been hit by conflicts of interest scandals. Conflict of interests still abound in EFSA’s panels, with nearly half (46%) of current experts on EFSA panels in a financial conflict of interests, according to our assessment.
For four years in a row, the European Parliament has demanded that EFSA becomes independent from the food industry. On 21 June 2017, the agency’s Management Board will vote new independence rules for the agency’s experts. Given the agency’s reluctance to change, we fear that the situation will not really improve, CEO continues.

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Mjölkrapporten nr 2 juni 2017 från LRF Mjölk

Minskat utbud och stabil efterfrågan på mejeriprodukter har gett stigande globala priser. Obalans i efterfrågan på fett och protein har medfört sänkta svenska mjölkpriser. Rapporten handlar om konsumtions- och produktionsutvecklingen inom mjölksektorn samt effekterna för svenska mjölkföretag. I fördjupningsdelen beskrivs den ökade användningen av raps i svensk mjölkproduktion.

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Drinking Non-cow’s Milk Associated with Lower Height in Children

Children who drink non-cow’s milk–including other animal milk and plant-based milk beverages–are shorter than children who drink cow’s milk, new research suggests.

For each daily cup of non-cow’s milk they drank, children were 0.4 centimetres shorter than average for their age, according to a study published on 7 June in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For each daily cup of cow’s milk they drank, children were 0.2 centimetres taller than average.

The study suggests the more non-cow’s milk children drink, the lower their height. The height difference for a three-year-old who drank three cups of non-cow’s milk compared to three cups of cow’s milk per day was 1.5 centimetres, according to the study.

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Fede oste er langt sundere end deres rygte

Fuldfede oste med masser af mættet fedt burde alt andet lige have en negativ effekt på sundheden. Men sådan hænger det ikke sammen, lyder konklusionen fra en gruppe forskere, der har set på samspillet mellem næringsstofferne i udvalgte fødevarer, skriver mejeri.dk.

Fuldfede oste med masser af mættet fedt burde alt andet lige have en negativ effekt på sundheden. Men sådan hænger det ikke sammen, lyder konklusionen fra en gruppe forskere, der har set på samspillet mellem næringsstofferne i udvalgte fødevarer.

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Arlas koncernchef ser föränderliga marknader

Koncernchef Peder Tuborgh konstaterade att mark­naderna är under en snabb förändring, när han talade på representantskapsmötet.
– GDT­-auktionerna har börjat vända uppåt, främst till följd av att Kina har kommit tillbaka på markna­den. Kina står för omkring 40 procent av handeln på GDT, och köper just nu allt större volymer.
Arla är den största försäljaren av smör i Europa, och smörpriserna är höga. Det har också påverkat ostpri­serna uppåt. Samtidigt ligger skum­ mjölkspriserna på interventionsnivå, och värdet på fett har gått upp över värdet på protein. Det är något helt nytt, men vi kommer att ha detta läge under en tid framöver, och det innebär att vi ser över vår produktion och våra investeringar för att utnyttja situationen så mycket som möjligt.

Axfood:”Samtliga mejerivaror från Garant innehåller enbart svenska råvaror”

Det började med mjölken. Sedan flyttade Garant hem produktionen av hushållsost till Sverige, följt av créme fraiche, kvarg och svenskt smör.

På mindre än ett år har Garant gått från att hälften av sortimentet i mejerihyllan hos Axfoods kedjor som Willys och Hemköp är svenskt till dagens i stort sett 100 % med enbart svensk råvara.

Vad som återstår är att göra om två mindre produkter i sortimentet. Det ska vara gjort någon gång efter sommaren. Då är målet 100 % nått.

Arla’s new biogas plant makes milk production greener

The new plant is to supply Arla Food’s milk powder production with green energy in the form of biogas, which is converted to electricity and heat. The Nature Energy Videbaek biogas plant is expected to be up and running in the autumn of 2018.

The main shareholder is the energy company Nature Energy while Arla Foods, Xergi and local farmers’ association Videbaek Biogas have smaller holdings in the plant.

With five biogas digesters each with a capacity of 9,500 cubic metres the biogas plant can handle around 600,000 tonnes of biomass a year and produce 16.5 million cubic metres of bio-methane.

Yogurt intake may increase hip bone density, reduce risk of osteoporosis in older adults

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors.

The study led by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in collaboration with St James’s Hospital Dublin and co-investigators from Nutrition at Ulster University, Coleraine investigated participants from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) aging cohort study (>5000 people).

Total hip and femoral neck bone mineral density measures in females were 3.1-3.9% higher among those with the highest yogurt intakes compared to the lowest and improvements were observed in some of the physical function measures (6.7% better). In men, the biomarker of bone breakdown was 9.5% lower in those with the highest yogurt intakes compared to the lowest. This is an indication of reduced bone turnover.

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Japan’s dairy industry in crisis mode

Japan’s dairy industry is in crisis mode as the country’s top milk producing area falls behind in raw milk production.

Slammed by destructive typhoons last summer and facing fundamental challenges, dairy farms in Japan’s large northern island of Hokkaido are struggling, their problems affecting people throughout the country.

In the past few years, Japan has suffered occasional butter shortages, due largely to decreased milk production in dairy farms outside Hokkaido. These farms are generally smaller than their northern counterparts, and thus more susceptible to external forces that can affect production

Japan’s pricing structure for milk products can be blamed for this: Raw milk used for producing drinking milk is priced higher than milk used to make butter, cheese and other processed dairy products. As a result, a smaller portion of raw milk was allocated for butter.

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