Justice Department Approves Sale of Dairy Producer Amid Antitrust Concerns

In a move that could transform the dairy industry, the Department of Justice on Friday approved the sale of most of the assets of Dean Food Company to the Dairy Farmers of America, a move some experts say will allow the coop to control up to 70% of the country’s milk production.

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Milk Drinkers Blast Producer’s Claims of Humane Cow Treatment

Dairy consumers claim in two federal class actions that milk producer Fairlife promotes the “extraordinary care and comfort” of its cows on its product labels but its flagship farm actually ran an inhumane operation where employees beat, burned and starved to death cows and young calves.

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