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Fear and confusion about the health effects of antibiotics, pesticides and hormones used to treat and feed dairy cows have fueled a sales boom for producers of organic milk in the last two years. Once relegated to the shelves of natural foods stores, organic milk has pushed into mainstream supermarkets and the homes of consumers who never before have sought out organic products.
A small pile of wrenches and bolts rattles on the dashboard. A spare clutch plate and extra brake pad are stashed behind the driver's seat. But the most important piece of equipment in milkman Bill Ogburn's clunky, 25-year-old truck is stored atop crates of low-fat milk when he makes his rounds at the edge of downtown Los Angeles. It's a box of cookies. "These are for the dogs," Ogburn said. "I give each of them one every time I see them. I don't have any bad dogs on my route.
July 12, 1988 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Carnation Co. said its dairies division has agreed to sell its Main Street milk and juice plant in Los Angeles to Main Street Milk Co., an affiliate of Investcorp, an international investment bank with offices in New York, London and Bahrain. Carnation declined to disclose the purchase price. The sale of the plant on North Spring Street means that the focus of the Southern California dairies division will be on ice cream, ice cream novelties, yogurt and cottage cheese, Carnation said.
December 15, 1987 | Associated Press
No matter how much milk Americans drink, there are millions of Europeans and New Zealanders who keep guzzling more. According to projections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average consumption of fluid milk by Americans next year may be 110.5 kilograms, down slightly from this year. That's about 28.3 gallons per person, allowing for 3.9 kilograms for each gallon. The 1988 average per capita for the 12-nation European Economic Community is expected to be 89.
November 8, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
The milkman cometh. The supermarket strike in Southern California is pumping new life into two branches of the dairy industry -- home delivery services and drive-through convenience stores -- that have been on a decades-long fade to white. Local milkmen and dairy store owners report a surge in sales since the start in mid-October of the dispute between grocery workers and Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons stores.
January 24, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman on Friday unveiled a proposal intended to make the nation's Depression-era system of pricing milk more market-oriented, but the reform effort drew harsh criticism from producers. For consumers, the effect would be minimal: Officials estimated that retail milk prices nationally would fall about 3 cents a gallon over a six-year period. But for farmers and dairy processors in some regions, the changes could be profound.
September 11, 2006 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
NOTE to the lactose intolerant: When it comes to milk, don't stray far from the federal food guidelines. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in the September issue of Pediatrics, says that even children who can't easily digest lactose should consume some dairy foods to make sure they get enough calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients for healthy growth. "A lot of people say they are lactose intolerant, so they can't have any dairy products," said Dr.
January 19, 1990
Milk production made a rare drop last year, a year in which farm milk prices climbed to record levels and consumers saw a 5.7% rise in dairy prices, the government estimated Thursday. Prices were expected to ease this spring. Production has been forecast to rise by 1% to 3% this year. In a monthly report, the Agriculture Department estimated that milk production last year totaled 145.34 billion pounds, or 185 million pounds less than the 145.53 billion pounds produced in 1988.
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