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.
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.
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 .
Prices for nonfat-dry milk, the biggest U.S. dairy export, rose to a six-year high on increasing overseas demand at a time when Congress’s failure to extend an expired farm law leaves the threat of surging consumer costs.