Mission 4 Milk

A campaign to promote drinking milk among young people in Britain cannot happen too soon, and Andy Venables is right on track.

Of cheese and Brexit

The news that British cheese maker Dairy Crest has been subject to a takeover bid by Canadian cheese maker Saputo, should give people who want a return to the UK of the 1960s pause.

Faux products

This morning, The Times website reports on a subject that has been hotting up lately. This concerns the launch of a “fauxmagerie” in London and its selling of “cheases”, which are a collection of non-dairy products built to be substitutes for the real thing.

A powdery future

A high-tech baby food plant and the EEX’s record year for dairy futures all point to a very positive outlook for the powdered side of milk.

S is for sustainable

I have spent the last week listening in on webinars, interviewing people and attending conferences. It is all part of the job, and there has been one word that has been the theme throughout the week – sustainability.

A cheese board or two

We had the neighbours over for dinner last week, and in addition to discussing the peculiarities of our Victorian housing such as long-lost chimney vents and clay pipeworks that acted like a doorway for the local rodent population, we had a cheeseboard.

A brighter tomorrow

An interesting item appeared in the inbox this week. A newsletter from the European Milk Board shared an article by a professor saying that avoiding meat and meat products won’t fix climate change in the way we might think.

The crystal ball

The Agricultural and Horticultural Board Dairy (AHDB Dairy to friends) of the UK has released its 2019 predictions for modest production increases and perhaps a modest price increase for milk.

Leading the charge

The Organic Milk Suppliers Co-operative (OMSCo) in the UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary year, and Richard Hampton, its managing director, spoke to Dairy Industries International about the challenges and successes of the organisation.

Last post of the year

The last blog of the year is always a time for reckoning and looks at the future. Er, let’s just say the reckoning is coming, and I have no idea what the end result will be in 2019.

Freedom of choice and movement

One of the interesting things about my job is that sometimes I spend too much time in the dairy aisles, staring at cheese and yogurts.

A road to nowhere

Sometimes, living in the UK and awaiting Brexit is a bit like that old tasteless joke that goes, “I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming like the passengers in his car.”

Lowering the emissions

The recent findings presented in Poland at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24), showed good results for dairy.

Your local cheese source

Ah Norway. I enjoyed my very short visit there at the beginning of last month, and last week I was invited back into London to meet the winning cheese makers from the World Cheese Awards, and to eat some amazing cheese.