Most of the gleaming steel tanks outside Fage's yogurt factory hold milk. One, however, holds the yogurt byproduct whey.
November 21, 2012 That extra-thick, rich taste of Greek yogurt is popular, but you get it by creating lots of waste. For every pound of authentic strained Greek yogurt, there are 2 or 3 pounds of liquid whey. And getting rid of it can be expensive.
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August 17, 2012 Some Greeks are realizing a food staple they've taken for granted might actually be a gold mine. At least 70 shops advertising Greek frozen yogurt have opened in Athens this year to attract tourists smitten with the now-trendy Greek style of yogurt.
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A supermarket's dairy case with shelves of yogurt.
July 19, 2012 Greek yogurt sales are booming in the U.S., and some companies are turning to new technology to get in on it. But some Greek yogurt purists who compete with those companies for market share say the products are not the same.
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