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The Magic of Milk: Preemies, Breastfeeding, and Human Milk Donation

The Magic of Milk: Preemies, Breastfeeding, and Human Milk Donation

| September 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

In my preemie daughter’s 51-day stay at Alta Bates Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), I learned the value of human milk.

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Industry Wipes Away ‘Got Milk?’ Mustache After Sales Take Spill

Industry Wipes Away ‘Got Milk?’ Mustache After Sales Take Spill

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The milk industry has a new slogan: “Milk Life.” Instead of celebrities and milk mustaches, the new campaign reminds consumers that milk is a source of energy and protein.

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Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s

Fresh Research Finds Organic Milk Packs In Omega-3s

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Organic milk contains about 62 percent more omega-3s than milk from cows on conventional dairy farms, a new U.S.-based study finds. To get the full boost of these healthful fatty acids, you’ll need to drink whole milk.

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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

| December 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don’t reach agreement, the nation faces going over “the dairy cliff” – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.

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Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

Experimental Treatment For Milk Allergy May Not Last

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of milk. Three to five years later, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.

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Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Parents are routinely advised to switch toddlers to reduced-fat milk, a move many assumed would help protect kids against becoming overweight. But a new study is the latest of several to find that kids drinking low-fat milk tended to be heavier.

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Farmers And Their Cooperative Settle Lawsuit On Fixing The Price Of Milk

Farmers And Their Cooperative Settle Lawsuit On Fixing The Price Of Milk

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.

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An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

| December 29, 2012

Thousands of years ago, ancient farmers gained the ability to consume milk as adults without getting an upset stomach. A remarkable mutation let some of them digest lactose sugar. But scientists still puzzle over why that mutation persisted and became prevalent in modern humans.

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KQED’s Forum: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

KQED’s Forum: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The USDA has confirmed a case of mad cow disease in a dairy cow near Fresno. This is just the fourth case of mad cow disease found in the U.S. since the disease first appeared in the country in 2003. Agriculture officials say meat-eaters are not at risk because it’s an atypical case — the infected cow was not intended for the food supply and the disease cannot be transmitted by milk. But consumer advocates say there are many questions yet to be answered.

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We’ll Always Have (Tea Time in) Paris

We’ll Always Have (Tea Time in) Paris

| January 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

When in Paris, indulge in afternoon tea. The writer and her daughter discover funky, vintage, classic and elegant tea salons: La Fourmi Ailée, MILK, Musee Jacquemart-André and the king of them all, Thé Mariage Frères.

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Got (Almond) Milk?

Got (Almond) Milk?

| January 19, 2011 | 11 Comments

Get the skinny on almond milk’s health benefits and concerns.

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‘Round The Corner, Fudge Is Made

‘Round The Corner, Fudge Is Made

| July 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

The other day, I heard someone utter a little children’s rhyme:

Milk, milk, lemonade.

Round the corner, fudge is made.

Instantly, I had this uncontrollable urge for fudge.

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Fromage de Chat (aka Cat Milk Cheese)

Fromage de Chat (aka Cat Milk Cheese)

Last week I was introduced to something I didn’t even know existed: cat cheese. Known to cheese mongers as Fromage de Chat (or often just chat fromage), this cheese has become the new “it” food in the culinary world.

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Tastes + Graves in Los Angeles, Part 1

Tastes + Graves in Los Angeles, Part 1

| December 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

I grew up in Southern California. I lived there until I was 25, and inherited most of my food prowess from my mother. She is great at seeking out hole-in-the-wall restaurants with divine food, and we had very few bad meals during my childhood. After moving to San Francisco, my food obsessions became a little more focused, and I often have a list of new places that I’d like to try in Los Angeles. Combine my careful research with mom’s, and we spend most of our time tasting our way through my days in Southern California.

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