The “Way Of Life” Lives On

The California dairy community recently lost a well-respected, passionate leader, Gregory O. “Butch” Dias Jr. While we are deeply saddened, we fondly remember the mark he left, personally and within the industry. His legacy serves as a reminder of the … Continue reading

Global FoodOmics: A Crowd-Sourced Window Into Microbes In Our Foods

Among the factors under our control, diet may be the most important determinant of our gut microbiota. Observations from the American Gut Project suggest that foods containing live microbes increase fecal bacterial diversity, which is generally associated with a healthy … Continue reading

Research Guides California’s World-leading Methane Reduction Efforts

California is already making great strides toward the state’s ambitious goal to reduce dairy methane by 40% by 2030. Progress is being made through dairy farm families’ voluntary efforts, coupled with the state’s tremendous investment in methane-reduction projects. However, there’s … Continue reading

Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces postpartum depression

A probiotic taken by women during the second and third trimesters and, if breastfeeding, during the first 6 months after childbirth was found to reduce depression and anxiety scores during the postpartum period (Slykerman et al. 2017). The strain of … Continue reading