China will encourage mergers in the dairy industry to create a few large companies that can produce high-quality products, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a statement on its Web site today.
Kenya banned powdered milk imports To ensure there will no repeat of the oversupply of milk in the country, a situation which hurt dairy farming earlier this year, the Standard said, citing Livestock Development Minister Mohammed Kuti .
Libertarians and others saw evidence of a metastasizing “nanny state” in 2006 when Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned artificial trans fats in New York City. A similar outcry is likely to follow last week’s announcement that the Food and Drug Administration has taken the first steps toward eliminating partially hydrogenated oils from the American diet.
The euro fell the most versus the dollar in seven weeks as the European Central Bank signaled it will ease in June, halting a rally that had pushed the 18-nation currency to the strongest level since 2011.
Palm-kernel meal demand has been “unusually strong” this season on growing use in feed for dairy cows in New Zealand, South Korea and China, reducing supplies available for Europe, according to Oil World.
The U.K. may need legislation governing relations between dairy farmers, who face losses after milk-price cuts, and processors if the two sides are unable to agree on a voluntary conduct code, a lawmaker wrote.