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.

Waking up with contracts

Most people who know me can attest to the fact that I am not a morning person. I do get up early but I tend to not talk much and drink a lot of coffee until I can form sentences.

Is it over yet?

Being at the European Dairy Association’s Annual Convention in Dublin last week, while the ongoing circus that was the latest in Britain’s undignifed exit from the European Union was going on in London, was a surreal affair. It was compounded by me not reading the papers or listening to the news on the way over. […]


Berlin and sheep cheese

I returned to Berlin last weekend for the first time since the World Dairy Summit back in 2009, as a treat for my better half.

Making new friends and keeping old ones

There was news from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that Britain will be welcome to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership after its departure from the European Union.