A dairy farmer drives some of his Holstein cows out to pasture in the Madison County, N.Y. town of Lenox.
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April 4, 2012 Small dairy farmers and ex-cons don't make natural allies. But a non-profit group, Milk Not Jails, is hoping they can forge a new urban-rural relationship in New York state based on food rather than incarceration.
John Clark pours raw milk into a glass at Applecheek Farm in Hyde Park, Vt.
February 23, 2012 This week, a court backed the federal government's move to block the sale of raw milk across state lines. That followed a report from federal health officials, which found that the majority of dairy-related illness comes from raw milk. But raw milk advocates say sale of the product should still be legal nationwide.
Swiss cheese-maker Ernst Waser lets the whey drain off from the skimmed cheese curd through the cheesecloth.
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January 13, 2012 Over the years, dairy producers and food scientists have found a multitude of uses for whey, the byproduct of cheese-making. Now, German scientists have found a way to turn it into plastic.
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