I’ve Got Moos For You. Vol 35.

Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 3/23/2018

“Prove it.” Officials to soy’s heart health claims.

NMPF (National Milk Producers Federation) is saying “You go Glenn Coco!” to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). NMPF is down with the FDA’s proposal to say “uhh, not really” to a heath claim that links soy protein with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. NMPF commented on the situation “It is imperative that consumers have accurate label information in addition to health claims – specifically the name of the food, which also conveys nutrition information.”

Apparently, there isn’t a lot of positive correlation between the two in more recent studies and research. The FDA started questioning this health link 10 years ago, and are now making more serious moves on it… better late than never?

“More cheese, please!” China

China’s demand for protein has been on the rise. Now, they’re looking for that protein in dairy products. Think yogurt and cheese and forms of added protein. Trends in China show that a majority of consumers prefer imported dairy products, especially from New Zealand and Australia. But, no matter where they’re getting it, they’re really loving it, and it doesn’t look like they’ll slow down any time soon.

“Sorry about your luck.” Amazon to grocery stores filing for bankruptcy

Amazon bought Whole Foods to play in the grocery story place. Some competition hasn’t been able to handle Amazon in this space… like Tops Markets and Southeastern Grocers. Tops has filed for bankruptcy, and Southeastern said it’s going to do the same. Merp.

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I’ve Got Moos For You. Vol 34.

Stuff I read about this week that you should care about 3/11/2018.

“More than just a farmer.” Farmers that also happen to be environmentalists

While it’s not always written down on a resume, all farmers have another hat they wear – environmentalist. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it… farmers have a partnership with our planet. It helps them grow food for you and I, and farmers help replenish what they utilize while constantly searching for more sustainable practices. This article dives into an example happening right now in California. The farm is putting in a digester, which takes manure and turns the methane gas into electricity that fuels the farm. Sometimes they have enough to give back to the local community as well. The leftover dried manure is often used as bedding for the cows. Dive into more of the story here. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Boom.

“Sorry I’m late… I couldn’t decide what yogurt I wanted.” Me spending 30 minutes in the dairy aisle

You often hear how yogurt compliments a healthy lifestyle, among dairy products in general. Recently a study was published by the American Journal of Hypertension that shows even more good news. Adults with high blood pressure can lower their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, aka CVD. Here are the results and conclusion of the study (pulled directly from this summary online):

RESULTS

Yogurt intake was inversely associated with CVD risk (myocardial infarction and stroke) among hypertensive participants (P <0.01 in both cohorts). Among participants consuming ≥2 servings/week of yogurt, NHS women had a 17% (95% CI: 0.74–0.92) lower risk while HPFS men experienced a 21% (95% CI: 0.66–0.96) lower CVD risk compared to those who consumed <1 serving/month. Regular yogurt consumers with higher DASH diet scores had 16% (95% CI: 0.73–0.96) and 30% (95% CI: 0.57–0.85) CVD risk reductions in the 2 cohorts, respectively.

CONCLUSION

Hypertensive men and women who consumed ≥2 servings/week of yogurt, especially in the context of a healthy diet, were at lower risk for developing CVD.
“Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by Wendy’s on Twitter.” 

*McDonald’s raises their hand*

Wendy’s ‘thing’ has always been fresh beef, while making general jabs at ‘the other guys.’ However, they’ve recently moved into a more direct and targeted marketing approach… at McDonald’s. Seems like McDonald’s has finally had enough of getting picked on, and they’re going to make fresh beef their thing, too. 3,500 of their U.S. restaurants are going to make the initial switch, with many others following their lead. Grab some popcorn and plan to follow their journey and Wendy’s most likely hilarious reactions and digs on Twitter.

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