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What Those ‘Humane’ Milk Labels Really Mean

What Those ‘Humane’ Milk Labels Really Mean

In February—at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards—actor and longtime vegan Joaquin Phoenix gave an impassioned acceptance speech for his Best Actor win. He took home the Oscar for his performance in “Joker.” But the...
Japan Launches Cow-Centered Campaign to Boost Dairy Sales

Japan Launches Cow-Centered Campaign to Boost Dairy Sales

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture just launched a new campaign to help the struggling dairy industry. The Plus One campaign encourages people to drink more milk and boost dairy sales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An...
Suppliers Dump Milk and Eggs As Demand Drops During COVID19

Suppliers Dump Milk and Eggs As Demand Drops During COVID-19

(Updated May 1, 2020) | As demand falls due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, suppliers are dumping excess milk and eggs. Closed restaurants, cafeterias, and businesses are leaving U.S. farmers and food companies with...
Kids Don’t Need Dairy In Their Diet (Vegan Milk Will Do!)

Kids Don’t Need Dairy In Their Diet (Vegan Milk Will Do!)

Milk has been a staple of dietary guidelines for decades. But, do kids actually need it? Do Kids Really Need Milk? Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD—director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM),...
Philz Coffee Is the First Major Coffeehouse to Replace Dairy With Oat Milk

Philz Coffee Is the First Major Coffeehouse to Replace Dairy With Oat Milk

Philz Coffee has removed two-percent dairy milk from its menu amid the growing demand for oat milk. The coffee chain has adapted the menu in all of its 57 locations in California, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois,...
More Than 3200 U.S. Dairy Farms Shut Down In 2019

More Than 3,200 US Dairy Farms Shut Down In 2019

The number of dairy farms in the US is declining. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports the number dropped nearly nine percent since the year before. In 2019, the U.S. had an average of...
Lab-Grown Breast Milk Could Kill the Baby Formula Industry

Lab-Grown Breast Milk Could Kill the Baby Formula Industry

Scientists are on their way to being able to make lab-grown breast milk. Biomilq⁠—a five-month-old startup⁠—has announced it has succeeded in replicating two components found in human milk: lactose and casein. Eighty-four percent of mothers end...
Stephen Fry Defends Vegan Milk to Critics

Stephen Fry Defends Vegan Milk to Critics

Milk is milk, whether it comes from cows or coconuts, says Stephen Fry. The Engish actor and comedian got into a Twitter battle over use of the term “milk” on plant-based dairy options. The thread started...

Is Oat Milk Healthy? A Guide to This Popular Dairy-Free Drink

Oat milk is soaring in popularity. Here's why you should consider including it in your next grocery shop or even making it from home. The Rise of Vegan Milk The vegan milk market is growing. In...
It’s Time to End the Vegan Tax

It’s Time to End the Vegan Tax

It’s been 15 years since Starbucks started carrying soy milk in its stores in 2004. Since then, we’ve had two new presidents, we found out Pluto wasn’t a planet, and weed became legal in...
SNL Takes On Big Dairy's Decline

SNL Takes On Big Dairy’s Decline

Following Dean Foods' bankruptcy filing last week, Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update dove into the issues with dairy. Anchor Michael Che interviews the fictitious president of milk distribution for Dean Foods, Scooter Rineholdt (Kyle...
Trader Joe’s Just Launched Its Own Oat Milk

Trader Joe’s Just Launched Its Own Oat Milk

American grocery chain Trader Joe's just launched its own-brand vegan oat milk. Trader Joe’s describes the new affordable Non-Dairy Oat Beverage as "delightfully smooth" and "mildly sweet" despite containing no added sugars. It's also fortified...
Dean Foods, America's Largest Milk Producer, Files for Bankruptcy

America’s Largest Milk Producer Files for Bankruptcy

(Updated March 15, 2020) | Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, filed for bankruptcy last November. Now, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest dairy co-operative in the nation, has agreed to buy...
Major NZ Dairy Company Loses Millions of Dollars as Plant Milk Rises

Major NZ Dairy Company Loses Millions of Dollars as Plant Milk Rises

Dairy giant Fonterra has experienced its second year of losses. The co-operative -- which is also New Zealand's largest company and the world's largest dairy exporter -- has reported a net loss after tax of...
Morrisons Pledges to End Dairy Calf Slaughter

Morrisons Pledges to End Dairy Calf Slaughter

Major UK supermarket chain Morrisons has committed to ending the slaughter of male calves born on its dairy suppliers' farms. Morrisons joins Co-op, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose in having an initiative that ensures calves are reared...
Milk Sales Drop 40% In Bangladesh As Consumers Fear Antibiotics

Milk Sales Drop 40% In Bangladesh As Consumers Fear Antibiotics

Amid antibiotic fears, milk sales have dropped more than 40 percent in Bangladesh. Dhaka University researchers recently discovered antibiotics in 11 of the country's most popular milk brands. They also found traces of detergent, bacteria,...
16 Million Brits Choose Vegan Milk Over Dairy

16 Million Brits Choose Vegan Milk Over Dairy

Dairy consumption is declining in the UK. New research shows around a quarter of British people now drink vegan milk. Market research firm Mintel surveyed 2,000 people in the UK to learn more about their...
Bristol Is Getting a Dairy-Free Oat Milk Delivery Service

Bristol Is Getting a Dairy-Free Oat Milk Delivery Service

Bristol is about to become the home of a new vegan milk delivery service. New Milk will offer frothy oat milk and creamy coconut milk to Bristol's "non-dairy drinkers" from next Wednesday. The milk will...
25% of Brits Prefer Vegan Milk In Their Tea

25% of Brits Prefer Vegan Milk In Their Tea

Britain's favourite cuppa is changing, according to new research by Clipper Tea. The world's largest Fairtrade tea company said that more people are going dairy-free and having vegan milk in their tea. The research included...
Which vegan milk has the most protein?

Which Vegan Milk Has the Most Protein?

The dairy-free market is booming, meaning there are all kinds of vegan milk products available today. From coconut to hemp to macadamia nuts, it seems you can make milk out of pretty much anything...
This Vegan Burger Giant Is Taking On the Dairy Industry Next

This Vegan Burger Giant Is Taking On the Dairy Industry Next

Impossible Foods -- the makers of the vegan "bleeding" Impossible Burger, which looks, cooks, and tastes like meat -- is set to take on the dairy industry. Earlier this month, the vegan company raised $300...