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Importance of calcium in a child’s diet

Bones are always being remodeled by the removal of old bone and replacement of new bone, so a key building block for bone health is calcium. Bones need continuous maintenance or they can become weak and break. If the diet is low in calcium, your body will take calcium from the bones to keep the calcium levels in your blood normal. Calcium is one nutrient children cannot afford to skip, so making milk and other calcium-rich foods a must in a child’s diet.


The mystery behind Swiss cheese holes has been revealed

Since 1917, people have believed that the holes in Swiss cheese are caused by carbon dioxide released by bacteria present in milk. However, a new study from Agroscope and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology found that the culprit is actually hay particles in the milk the cheese is made from.


OIE cuts six European countries' BSE risk level

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.


DeLaval enhances research partnership with University of Guelph

A new $25-million Livestock Research and Innovation Centre Dairy Facility is a unique multi-discipline research center. The facility is a joint initiative between the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, the University of Guelph, and the Ontario dairy industry.


New film addresses farming, food insecurity

“The Ivy League Farmer” is a new feature film, and Iowa-based Diamond V is using the film in a non-profit initiative to help raise funds to feed hungry children in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area.


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