The Grassroots Push Behind Whole Milk

October 18, 2019 CATHERINE BOUDREAU, Politico

A petition to return whole milk to school cafeterias has garnered more than 5,300 signatures and counting within two months, and its lead organizer told POLITICO she’s received hundreds more by mail and will keep pushing for signatures through the end of the year.

The Yogurt Industry Has Been Using CRISPR for a Decade

To understand how CRISPR will transform our food, we begin our episode at DuPont’s yogurt-culture facility in Madison, Wisconsin. Dennis Romero, a senior scientist there, tells us the story of CRISPR’s accidental discovery—and its undercover but ubiquitous presence in the dairy aisle today.

U.S. EPA Settles With Supermarket Chain Vons Over Chemical Safety Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled with the Vons Companies Inc. (Vons) over violations of federal chemical-release prevention and reporting requirements at its dairy processing facility located in Commerce, California. The company will pay a $168,043 civil penalty.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Egg Production Assets of Mahard Egg Farm

October 17, 2019 Cal-Maine Foods

The assets to be acquired, subject to the completion of this transaction, include commercial shell egg production and processing facilities with current capacity for approximately 3.9 million laying hens and permitted capacity for up to 8.0 million laying hens, a feed mill, pullets and related production facilities located in Chillicothe, Texas, and Nebo, Oklahoma, and a distribution warehouse located in Gordonville, Texas.

Forager Project Welcomes Danone Manifesto Ventures as a Minority Investor, to Accelerate the Growth of its Organic Plant-Based Creamery

October 17, 2019 Danone Manifesto Ventures

The San Francisco-based company, which produces and markets organic, plant-based food and beverages, has received a minority investment from Danone Manifesto Ventures, to continue to build its portfolio of innovative products, enhance sustainable sourcing and production, increase brand awareness and widen distribution.