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Friday 2nd September 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

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Scientists Create Edible Food Packaging Made from Milk Proteins

Milk proteins have become popular as supplements for muscle-building exercise fans, but scientists have now found another use for them in packaging for food.

Currently, food wraps are usually made of plastic, which uses up non-renewable petroleum resources, and creates a lot of waste that does not biodegrade easily.

The new wrap, based on the protein casein, is edible as well as more environmentally friendly. It looks similar to store-bought plastic wrap, but it is less stretchy and is better at blocking oxygen.

The protein-based films are powerful oxygen blockers that help prevent food spoilage. When used in packaging, they could prevent food waste during distribution along the food chain,” said research leader Peggy Tomasula – click here to learn more.

In other news, the EU this week revealed the details of the dairy rescue package, including the scheme to reduce milk production.

Each individual dairy farmer will have to decide whether or not to participate in the EU-wide scheme for reducing milk production, with the prospect of a payment for reducing production in the period from October-December, relative to the same period last year.

Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan commented: “I am confident that this measure will contribute significantly to improving market sentiment and will be reflected in improved prices for European dairy producers.” – Read more.

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Company News

Complimentary Mycotoxin Test Available from AB Vista at UK Dairy Day
UK - A complimentary mycotoxin test has been added to AB Vista’s offer of free on-the spot analysis for any silage and grass samples brought to the 3rd UK Dairy Day event, to be held in Telford on 14 September.
ADM Debuts Customisable Feed Solutions Platform at 2016 Farm Progress Show
US - ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), has launched a new customisable feed solutions platform for livestock producers that helps animals adapt to nutritional stresses, enhances animal well-being and productivity and ultimately helps increase profit potential for producers.
Market Reports

USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 25 August 2016
United Kingdom Price, Volume and Composition of Milk - July 2016

Global Dairy Industry News


More Cows Give Birth at Full Moon


New Bluetongue Test to Help India's Poor Improve Livestock Productivity


Cows in Glass Boxes Help Scientists Reduce Methane Emissions


Australian Exporters Welcome Resumption of Japan Live Cattle Trade

     United Kingdom

Cattle Farmers Asked to Assess Antibiotic Use for Research
New TB Controls Include Further Badger Control Licenses
Cheaper Test for Foot and Mouth Disease Developed

     European Union

EU Releases Details of Dairy Aid Package

     United States

Scientists Create Edible Food Packaging Made from Milk Proteins


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