Dairy firms unite to fight milk critics

UK - Top dairy firms around the world, backed by Britain’s biggest supermarket, will work together to promote the health qualities of milk as concerns rise over a growing anti-dairy league.
calendar icon 9 November 2006
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A new Global Dairy Forum, established at the recent International Dairy Federation summit, aims to co-ordinate research and promotions to improve dairy products' image.
The alliance, which includes top dairy firms such as Arla Foods, Campina, Fonterra and Dairy Farmers of America, marks an escalation in the war on anti-dairy campaigners.

Dairy products and especially milk, once the embodiment of a healthy upbringing, have come under threat from several reports and high-profile figures linking them to disorders and diseases.

Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney, said earlier this year that cutting out dairy helped her to recover from a post-operation infection.

The UK has become a central battle ground in the dairy dispute, and it is Kevin Bellamy, chief executive of the country's Milk Development Council (MDC), who will lead the Global Dairy Platform.

The MDC has already gained credit for setting up around 1,000 milk bars in schools.

Source: dairyreporter.com
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