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September 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Chinese authorities arrested 12 more people in connection with tainted baby formula, said Shi Guizhong, spokesman for the Hebei provincial police. The official said that brought the number detained to 18. Police also confiscated nearly 500 pounds of melamine, the chemical that was added to milk powder, igniting a widening food safety crisis. Health Minister Chen Zhu said he expected the number of affected babies to increase as "more and more parents take kids to the hospital." Three infants have died and more than 6,200 have fallen ill.
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.
July 10, 1995 | From Times staff and wire reports
Can a single glass of milk cause gas, cramps and bloating? Millions of Americans think so, but a new study of lactose intolerance concludes that they are wrong. "The final result is, there is virtually nobody out there who cannot tolerate a glass of milk a day," said Dr. Michael D. Levitt of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis. Levitt's team recruited 30 volunteers who claimed that they were lactose intolerant and assigned them to drink an 8-ounce glass of milk with breakfast for two weeks.
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.
September 3, 2010
'The Milk of Sorrow' MPAA rating: Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: Laemmle's Music Hall, Beverly Hills
September 6, 1994
It is simply outrageous that the State of California refuses to require labeling of milk and dairy products produced using Posilac (the brand name for recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, rBGH). The "scientific community" to which Agriculture Secretary Henry Voss refers are by and large paid lackeys of Monsanto. The scientific community has previously assured us of the safety of nuclear radiation, asbestos and tobacco, among other things. Not exactly an impressive track record. Beyond health, though, the real issues are about economics and democracy.
May 3, 2010 | By Elena Conis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Want strong bones? Eat foods high in calcium and vitamin D, get plenty of exercise — and maybe steer clear of soda. In recent decades, as consumption of the beverage has steadily displaced the consumption of others —particularly milk — studies have consistently linked soda consumption with weaker bones. Now scientists are trying to figure out how and why, precisely, drinking soda may affect skeletons. One theory is that a component in cola may cause bone to deteriorate; another is that people who drink soda simply drink (and eat)
January 28, 1988 | Associated Press
The government will send back to Northern Ireland 3,000 tons of powdered milk believed contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, the Public Health Department announced.
February 27, 2013 | By John Verive
The latest batch of Stone Brewing's "devastatingly fresh" Enjoy By 4.01.13 IPA hits shelves this week, and the brewers are so serious about the freshness of their beer that they've built an April 1 deadline into the beer's name. But why is it so important for this beer to be consumed within the 35-day freshness window?  Stone packs so much hops into their Enjoy By beer that they will pull it from retailer's shelves 35 days after the beer was bottled to prevent anyone from buying a past-its-prime bottle.
March 30, 2000
We are tired of hearing and reading about people complaining about the high price of gasoline when we don't hear any complaints about the high price of milk. If $2 a gallon is so high for gasoline, how about $1.99 for a half-gallon of nonfat milk, which is the cost in some supermarkets? Our family drinks an average of seven half-gallons of nonfat milk each week. I had read that milk prices were to go down in January, but they have not. In fact, they are even higher than last year. Not only are oil companies gouging us, but so are milk distributors.
March 14, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve allergies or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients? Even as the federal government is working to simplify food labels, manufacturers and marketers are increasingly adding icons to appeal to shoppers' priorities. Those efforts were front and center at the mammoth Natural Products Expo West, held last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, where tens of thousands of convention-goers examined thousands of products, ranging from those invented in home kitchens to items produced by major companies.
March 12, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe - that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the specific prevalence of lactose intolerance is not known, the researchers from Stanford University said. Current coping strategies include not drinking milk, drinking lactose-free dairy products, taking lactase enzyme tablets and other behaviors, but none of those eliminate the symptoms, the researchers wrote.
March 8, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
General Motors Co.'s lumbering full-size SUVs are dinosaurs from a bygone era, but don't expect them to go extinct just yet. Despite flagging sales, each delivery brings in piles of cash for GM. "These vehicles are minting money for them," said Dave Sullivan, an analyst at AutoPacific Inc. "It's one of the biggest profit margins in the industry. " GM makes at least $10,000 per full-sized sport utility vehicle sold, he estimates. (Not to mention the windfall for the nearest gas station.)
February 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The long-running "Got Milk?" slogan promoting milk consumption in the U.S. has been nixed. The  Milk Processor Education Program, funded by milk processors, has launched a  new ad campaign that aims to emphasize milk's protein content to get Americans to drink more milk. Rather than feature celebrities sporting milk mustaches, the new ad campaign -- "Milk Life" -- touts milk's nutritional qualities and urges Americans to drink more of it in the morning. In one ad, a young man is shown break dancing amid a swirl of milk, and the text reads: "What 8 grams of protein looks like when you're breaking the laws of physics.
February 5, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A tanker truck that overturned near the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock early Wednesday left plenty to cry about after sending its load of milk down an embankment. The truck veered over the side of the transition road from the eastbound 134 Freeway to the southbound 2 Freeway at about 3:30 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. The No. 4 lane on the southbound 2 Freeway was also closed as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Television news footage showed the driver of the truck limping away with the help of paramedics.
January 30, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A Compton resident was cited for selling unpasteurized milk mixed with alcohol over the weekend, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies conducted patrol checks on Jan. 21 along the 400 blocks of West Bennett and West Caldwell streets, as well as the 600 block of West Raymond Street, after numerous complaints from residents about the alleged late-night and early-morning sales, said Lt. Carmichael Octave. There were no observable violations at the time, but deputies warned residents about the illegal activity, the department said.
May 6, 2002
Re: "It's the Next Best Thing to Mother's Milk" (April 22): The assertion that infant formula is the "next best thing" to mother's milk is analogous to saying that a steady diet of fast food and soda is the next best thing to fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, far too many mothers believe this view. It is the rare mother who cannot breast-feed, but many mothers are told, probably by doctors, that formula is just as good. What a shame that in our country many children, our future leaders, are beginning life without the milk that nature intended.
September 25, 2006
Re: "Don't Mind the Lactose" [Sept. 11]: Perhaps the American Academy of Pediatrics should revisit Nutrition 101 and learn other ways to prevent osteoporosis without inflicting unnecessary discomfort upon our little ones. Eight ounces of calcium-fortified orange juice has more vitamin C than 8 ounces of milk. Tofu, nuts, grains, fortified cereals and numerous fruits and vegetables are packed with calcium. CHERYL ANNE YUHASZ Santa Monica Where did this fallacy about a human need for the milk of other species to maintain health arise?
December 20, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses, including salmonella, E. coli and listeriosis - food-borne diseases that can be fatal. The academy this week also endorsed "a ban on the sale of raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products throughout the United States, including the sale of certain raw milk cheeses, such as fresh cheese, soft cheeses and soft-ripened cheeses.
December 16, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it supports federal health authorities “in endorsing the consumption of only pasteurized milk and milk products for pregnant women, infants and children.” The academy also “endorses a ban on the sale of raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products throughout the United States, including the sale of certain raw milk cheeses, such as fresh cheese, soft cheeses and soft-ripened cheeses.” California is among 30 states that allow the sale of raw milk and one of the few that allows it in grocery stores.
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