Night Milk shows promise as aid for insomniacs

A Chinese-controlled milk powder manufacturer may soon be giving those suffering from sleeping disorders a natural sleep aid. According to TVNZ, the New Zealand-based Synlait Milk collects milk from cows during the night for melatonin, a sleep-promoting hormone expressed in the milk. FULL STORY »

Fuel Up To Play 60 gains momentum in childhood obesity fight

The Let’s Move! initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, is now entering its third year of improving child health and wellness. With the help of the Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, this fight against childhood obesity is gaining ground. FULL STORY »

Wal-Mart picks healthy food choices for shoppers

Wal-Mart has unveiled its “Great For You” icon, a part of the company’s healthier food initiative aimed at helping consumers make quick nutritional decisions. FULL STORY »

38 people now confirmed sick from drinking raw milk

Health authorities are still assessing the number of people sickened from drinking raw milk from a Pennsylvania dairy outlet. FULL STORY »

Agriculture in the classroom subject of Nebraska bill

If one Nebraska senator gets her way, the state will soon have a task force focused on studying whether agriculture plays an adequate role in school curriculum. FULL STORY »

Chocolate milk: Too much sugar or health drink of the future?

Chocolate milk has come under scrutiny as of late due to concerns about sugar intake by our kids, but there’s more at stake than just reducing sugar when we start pulling it out of children’s diets. FULL STORY »

Jobs cut at Dean Foods HQ

Dean Foods Co. announced this week that it had cut a “significant” number of jobs at its Dallas headquarters according to a report by The Associated Press. FULL STORY »

More customers turn to dairy alternatives

Total retail sales of soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and other plant milks reached $1.33 billion in 2011, according to Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S., a recently released report from market research firm Packaged Facts. FULL STORY »

Researchers unravel challenges of drug-resistant bacteria

For years, medical professionals and the livestock industry have made great efforts not to overuse antibiotics, but drug-resistant microorganisms continue to thrive. FULL STORY »

HumaneWatch: HSUS says one thing, thinks another

In an on-going campaign to reveal the deception used by the Humane Society of the United States in its fund-raising tactics, watchdog group HumaneWatch.org claims what HSUS says in its fundraising appeals is far different from what its leaders and the organization think. FULL STORY »

Food safety is focus of $2.3 million in grants

An Ohio State University scientist and colleagues have garnered two food safety grants totaling $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

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