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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.
Laboratory tests found no traces of PCP in 13 cans of sweetened condensed milk with the same code as the cans that a Pasadena family said poisoned several of its members, officials said Thursday. The tests were conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on other cans of the milk that were removed Wednesday from the store where the family bought the milk, said Pasadena City Hall spokeswoman Laurie Cottrell.
July 24, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
Scientists are working on a safe-to-eat, nearly invisible coating made from milk that could dramatically extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables, the California Agriculture Department announced last week. Chemist Attila E. Pavlath of the department said that in tests of an experimental coating made from the milk protein casein, small pieces of sliced and peeled apple dipped in the coating stayed fresh for several days while unprotected pieces shriveled and turned brown within a few hours.
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