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July 19, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Mayor Bloomberg strikes again. In his latest move to curb obesity, New York's mayor has asked grocers in the Bronx, where 70% of the residents are obese or overweight , to push the sale of fruits and vegetables over junk food. Instead of chips and candy at the checkout counter, customers at 80 participating stores will find healthy snacks.  Bloomberg's new initiative comes on the heels of banning super-sized sodas and trans-fats before that.  Next, he'll launch an ad campaign targeted at people who shop with food stamps.
April 4, 2014 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Not milk? Choosing milk for your morning cereal or coffee used to be pretty simple: skim, low-fat or whole. These days, though, market shelves and refrigerators are crowded with an array of alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp and more. While some people opt for these beverages because they're vegan, they have allergies or because they're lactose intolerant, the beverages are increasingly popular for another reason too. "We're all being encouraged to eat a more plant-based diet, and some of these products fit that category," says Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a policy analyst at the Beach Cities Health District Blue Zones Project in Hermosa Beach, an initiative to develop healthier communities.
December 20, 2010 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
Move over, omega-3s . There's a new fatty acid in town that might make you healthier. Something more closely associated with creamy pleasure than with fish burps. Trans-palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid that circulates at higher levels in the blood of those who consume lots of full-fat dairy products, may protect against diabetes, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine . That surprising finding may fly in the face of much nutritional advice that warns us against consuming too much whole milk, cheese or other sources of animal fat. But it comes from a study of 3,736 adults participating in the long-running Cardiovascular Health Study . It also proceeds from a suspicion that researchers have had for a while, but found difficult to prove: that the fatty acid palmitoleate, which humans produce in their liver and fat, and consume in dairy fats, may play a complex role -- beneficial and harmful -- in regulating metabolism . By measuring just the palmitoleate that came from consumption of dairy fats, researchers were able to discern the side of this fatty acid that may contribute to good health.
March 28, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- A Siberian dairy plant was temporarily closed Friday after its workers had been found bathing in milk, a Russian consumer oversight agency reported. Trade House Cheeses, a dairy producer in Omsk, about 1,600 miles east of Moscow, was closed for 90 days by regional authorities for an urgent inspection after complaints resulting from photographs and a video posted by one of its employees on a Russian social network. In the photographs and video clips posted on New Year's Eve by worker Artyom Romanov, a group of undressed employees relax in a container of milk as part of their celebration.
December 25, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A court has declared bankrupt the dairy at the center of China's tainted-milk scandal, one of the firm's owners said. A court in Shijiazhuang has issued a bankruptcy order against Sanlu Group Co. in response to a petition from a creditor, according to New Zealand's Fonterra Group, which owns 43% of Sanlu. The official New China News Agency said the court in Hebei province accepted the filing. Melamine was found in the products of Sanlu and several other dairies and was linked to the deaths of six babies and illnesses in 294,000 children.
March 13, 1986 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
If you're a coffee drinker who reaches eagerly for powdered, non-dairy creamers for your morning--or afternoon, or evening--brew, thinking they're somehow better for you than milk, half-and-half or real cream, think again. That, at least, is the advice of two Nebraska researchers.
December 10, 2006
Re "Black history at risk?" Dec. 6 Those protesting the construction and establishment of the proposed dairy operation near the town of Allensworth have made legitimate complaints, but some are taking a slightly ridiculous attitude. They seem to regard the proposition as racist, convinced that if this were not an African American historic site, no one would have dared impugn its honor in such a way. If you're Christian, Muslim or a member of a minority and things aren't going your way, it's becoming common to blame everything on people who supposedly conspired against you because of your race or religion.
September 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
China's health minister blamed a dairy for the delay in warning the public about tainted milk powder linked to kidney stones in infants and at least one death, as authorities increased the number of known sick babies to 432. Officials defended their response to China's latest product safety disaster. They said 19 people had been detained and 78 were being questioned about how the banned chemical melamine was added to milk sold to Sanlu Group Co., China's biggest producer of milk powder.
April 10, 1987
The troubled dairy operator said it has agreed to sell its operation in Hawaii for $13 million to a group that includes some of the unit's former managers. Knudsen Foods, the parent of Knudsen Corp. and Foremost Dairies Inc., was once the largest dairy concern in the West. But it has been shedding assets since seeking protection from its creditors under federal bankruptcy laws last year. The Hawaii operation employs some 170 persons and produces frozen, cultured and fluid-milk products.
October 14, 1988 | From United Press International
A firm that owns the bankrupt Knudsen-Foremost dairy filed a $150-million lawsuit Thursday against Citicorp bank, which refused to advance the ailing dairy money before it went bankrupt. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Winn Enterprises, which is in bankruptcy. It alleges that Citicorp North America loaned Winn, which owns K. F. Dairies (formerly known as Knudsen), $168 million for the leveraged buyout of Foremost in 1986, knowing the companies would go bankrupt.
March 15, 2014 | By David Pierson
FALLON, Nev. - The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis. Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory represents a potential lifeline for nearly two dozen nearby dairy farmers. In a few weeks, every drop of milk collected from the surrounding farms will be brought to the plant and converted into fine powder inside a towering heating chamber specially made for the $85-million facility.
February 19, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
An Idaho dairy responded Wednesday to an animal rights group's latest video showing the abuse of cows, saying the renewed attention is likely to spur more threats to its staff. "We are the ones who will pay for what happens to our animals," family-owned Bettencourt Dairies said in a statement. "Yet the things in this world that take place every day, who will stop that, the bullying of our child when he steps foot in the public school, he had nothing to do with this. " Mercy for Animals on Tuesday released a clip from 2012 of a worker, who was eventually sentenced to jail, sexually abusing a cow. The video is being used to help fight legislation in Idaho that would punish people who go undercover to film at farms.
February 13, 2014 | By David Pierson
Four dairy workers at a Wisconsin farm linked to Nestle were charged with animal cruelty after being caught on hidden camera beating, whipping and cutting animals. Abelardo Jaimes, Crescencio Pineda, Lucia Martinez and Misael Monge-Minero were charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty. The workers belonged to Wiese Brothers Farms in Greenleaf - a dairy that supplied a cooperative named Foremost Farms. Foremost Farms is a cheese supplier to Nestle's pizza division, which makes the DiGiorno brand.
February 1, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI - He was a slight young man, who sported hipster eyeglasses and a wispy moustache. He had dyed his spiky hair blond, but that wasn't the only thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital. Tania was from northeastern India, a narrow strip of territory wedged between China and Myanmar, whose people say they face discrimination here for having “Asian” facial features. When Tania, 20, stopped in a dairy to ask for directions Tuesday afternoon, a shopkeeper's taunt about his hair color quickly escalated into a violent altercation in which several men thrashed him with sticks and steel rods, friends say. He died in his bed the next day, succumbing to severe injuries to the chest and brain, according to preliminary medical results provided to his family.
October 24, 2013 | By Diana Marcum
STEVINSON, Calif. -  A leggy bridesmaid smoothed her Grecian-pleated dress and stuffed lipstick and two cigars into her cowboy boots.  Over by the horses, the best man slipped a flask out of his vest and offered a mare a sip. The preacher was late, but everything else was on schedule for the sunset wedding at the Double T. The cows had been herded from the pasture to make room for cars, and the barn was hung with white lights and Mason jars....
July 11, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
After a stretch of record-setting heat in late June and early July that blanketed much of the West, dairy prices could spike this summer.  Extreme heat causes cows to produce less milk, making farmers work harder to keep their Holsteins cool. The coming weeks are expected to bring prolonged heat to the Midwest, a top dairy producing region, according to meteorologists for . California has also seen triple-digit temperatures recently, and this summer could bring other heat waves.
April 9, 1985 | Associated Press
A supermarket chain began pulling 2% milk off its shelves today after reports that a second batch of milk from one of its dairies may be responsible for new cases of salmonella poisoning. Spokesman Bill Newby said Jewel Cos. also is asking customers to return unopened cartons of 2% milk for testing by the state Health Department.
June 16, 2012 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
I've spent a good chunk of the last two weeks surrounded by spreadsheets, crumpled paper packets, cartons of dairy products and dirty ramekins. Josef Centeno has a lot to answer for. A couple of weeks ago I stopped in at his Bäco Mercat restaurant downtown for a lunch that ended with one of the best panna cottas I've ever had. You know what I mean: Delicately sweet, it was like a dream of cream held together by faith and just a little bit of...
July 11, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
A fight over California's arcane milk-pricing system, which determines how much dairy farmers are paid for milk and other products, has spilled over into the federal farm bill and the state Legislature. On one side are farmers, who have been struggling in recent years with high feed and other costs. On the other are processors, who don't want to pay more for raw materials. The problem, farmers say, lies with the state's milk-pricing system, in place since the 1930s as a way to control market volatility.
June 18, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
State officials are investigating the death of an Ontario dairy worker crushed while moving cattle over the weekend. Winston Perez, 28, suffered severe internal injuries after he was "crushed between a gate and the fence by the cows" about 5 a.m. Saturday at Dick Dykstra Dairy, the San Bernardino County coroner's office and state officials said. The Riverside man underwent surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, but died in the intensive care unit later that day. Cal/OSHA spokesman Peter Melton said state officials had no record of safety violations at the dairy.
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