Despite recently petitioned evidence of higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) concluded last month that organic milk does not provide significant health benefits over conventional.
Plans are being laid for the construction of another huge California cheese plant. American Dairy Parks, LLC, has set up a subsidiary, Blue Ribbon Cheese Company, which expects to break ground early next year on a $225 million plant to be located within 60 miles of Fresno. It would be operational by 2009.
While the range of cultured dairy foods available in the United States continues to expand beyond cultured buttermilk, sour cream and yogurt, we can learn a lot by looking around the world to see what types of other products different cultures (no pun intended) produce.