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Growing demand for milk in Africa and China has led the producer of the Cravendale to almost double the number of British famers who are stakeholders in the business, it was announced today.

Experts say there is no risk of MRSA infection to consumers of milk or dairy products so long as the milk is pasteurised

New MRSA superbug strain found in UK milk supply

Research reveals that antibiotic-resistant organisms are gaining a hold on dairy industry

Modernity is here – we have acquired a milkman and glass bottles

And, why David Hasselhoff is the perfect reader for bedtime stories

The discovery shows that prehistoric people must have experimented with ways of preserving milk

Stone Age people were making cheese over 7,000 years ago

Stone Age people living in northern Europe were making cheese more than 7,000 years ago according to scientists who believe they have found the first direct evidence of dairy processing.

Forget planking, milking is the next big thing

Thought the internet trend of planking was pointless? Students have now taken to 'milking' - and it's not leaving a sour taste.

Kurien: he fought for the farmers against the middlemen

Verghese Kurien: Engineer hailed as 'India's milkman'

The 'White Revolution' has been remarkble: India produces 17 per cent of the world's milk

Cadbury wins court battle over purple packaging

Cadbury owns the colour purple – in chocolate packaging terms at least, a High Court judge has ruled.

Cadbury wins legal battle over purple packaging

Cadbury owns the colour purple – in chocolate packaging terms at least, a High Court judge has ruled.

A genetically modified cow that produces milk for allergic children

Scientists create GM cow to cut milk allergies in children

Calf was cloned with extra genetic material that 'switches off' the protein allergen

Coconut and mango quinoa

Coconut and mango quinoa

Serves 4-6

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, by Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin has written three pretty-much universally acclaimed, semi-autobiographical books about Zimbabwe. While When a Crocodile Eats the Sun is one of my favourite books of all time, I have yet to read the other two because I loved this one so intensely. It demanded so much, was so colourful, so wise, so... well, edifying, that I feel as though I have to do something amazingly heroic to earn the privilege of reading his others. It's anal, I know. I apply the same cracked logic to the books of my other all-time favourite author, Thomas Mann. Godwin – like Mann – writes literary caviar.

Weetabix energy claim is misleading, rules ASA

Weetabix has been ordered to amend its key “slow release energy” claim after it was ruled misleading by the advertising watchdog.

How can it be right that a bottle of coke or water is more expensive than a bottle of milk?

Archbishop of Wales enters row over milk prices

A church leader has entered the row over milk prices by saying that shoppers should be prepared to pay more to support struggling dairy farmers.

Aflatoxin found in Chinese baby formula

A cancer-causing toxin has been found in baby formula, the latest quality problem to hit China's dairy industry since a tainted formula scandal in 2008, when six infants died.

Deal reached to end bitter stalemate over milk prices

Dairy farmers and processing firms have struck a deal “in principle” to end the bitter stalemate over milk prices.

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