The dairy producer directors of Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program, have approved an agreement with Fonterra Cooperative Group, Ltd., of
“This pre-competitive agreement between
The partnership reflects DMI’s role as a catalyst and innovator to establish new markets on behalf of
“The agreement with DMI leverages our mutual resources to advance the nutritional value of dairy proteins and enhance the image of dairy products and ingredients worldwide,” said Bob Major, Fonterra’s director of innovation.
“Initial research efforts will focus mainly on identifying the positive nutritional attributes of whey as they relate to body composition, in order to help lay the framework for a future marketing claim for whey protein,” said Greg Miller, Ph.D., executive vice president of innovation for National Dairy Council®, the nutrition research, education and communications arm of DMI.
As part of the agreement,
This partnership is expected to lead to expanded research in nutrition and dairy product development. Other potential nutrition research areas could include cardiovascular health, immunology, bone health, and glucose control for diabetics.
“This agreement is good news for
For more information about producer-funded dairy checkoff programs, visit www.dairycheckoff.com.