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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.

Drink your milk: waste is equal to gas emissions from 20,000 cars

Waste milk creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhausts, according to a study that highlights the environmental costs of inefficient farming and the aggressive marketing of supermarket food.

Class acts: Emilien Néron and Sophie Nélisse star in ‘Monsieur Lazhar’

Monsieur Lazhar (12A)

Philippe Falardeau, 95mins. Starring: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nelisse

One in six children think blueberry muffin counts as part of 'five a day'

Around one in six youngsters believe a blueberry muffin counts as part of their “five a day”, a poll has found.

Mariam Yasir, six, with her mother in Fallujah - she suffers from a birth defect

A saddening example of birth defects in Fallujah

Some say the use of phosphorus shells by the US has caused such tragedies. By Robert Fisk

Mariam Yasir, six, with her mother in Fallujah - she suffers from a birth defect

Robert Fisk: The Children of Fallujah - Sayef's story

Special Report day one: The phosphorus shells that devastated this city were fired in 2004. But are the victims of America's dirty war still being born?

Nestlé pays top price for Pfizer baby meals arm

Nestlé has secured its place as the biggest player in the worldwide baby food market with a $11.9bn (£7.4bn) deal to buy the drug maker Pfizer's infant-nutrition business.

Dairy Crest closures threaten 500 jobs

Nearly 500 jobs were under threat today after supermarket milk supplier Dairy Crest announced plans to close two dairies.

Leading article: Better to maintain the mystery of Springfield

And so the mystery is solved. After 20-plus years and more than 500 episodes, the creator of The Simpsons has finally cracked and admitted that it was Springfield, Oregon, all along. Since the very beginning, fans have speculated as to which of the 34 US towns that bear the name – not to mention the one in Essex – could claim to be "the real Springfield", home of the world's most famous yellow family. Now they know.

Andy McSmith: Importance of proper meals has been known for a century

It was the Boer War which provided the real impetus for making sure school children were properly fed. A Parliamentary Commission set up to find out how farmers were able to humiliate the British army noted that the soldiers were in poor health because they had been undernourished in childhood.

Struggling Dairy Crest set for shake-up

Fewer people getting milk delivered and cut-price competition from supermarkets are forcing Dairy Crest Group to consider restructuring its dairies subsidiary.

Animal virus detected on 74 farms

A new animal disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock has now been found on 74 farms in England.

Farms warned as virus kills lambs

A virus causing stillbirths and deformities in livestock has hit scores of British farms. Experts say cases of Schmallenberg virus, first identified in England last December, have spread to more than 70 farms from Kent to Cornwall and from the Isle of Wight to Gloucestershire.

Hardly cut-price: Private equity look at 99p Stores for £60m

The family behind 99p Stores is considering a sale of the single-price retailer to a private equity firm for up to £60m.

Wiseman leaps on takeover talk

Robert Wiseman has admitted it is in takeover talks with the German yogurt group Theo Müller after its shares jumped 8 per cent in early trade yesterday.

John Rentoul: A missed chance to tell the truth about Mrs T

Meryl Streep's new film could have nailed some of the more persistent myths about how Thatcherism changed Britain
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Woman who was sent to three Nazi death camps describes how she escaped the gas chamber

Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Army general planning to come out
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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea