Despite the cash crisis in emerging countries, there is a growing middle class with more money to spend. That in turn is boosting consumer demand, especially for international products.
As dairy farming in Europe becomes more industrialized, one British initiative is pushing for free-range milk. It's betting on demand for moo-juice from cows on meadows over milk from cows locked away on mega-farms.
The government has decided to distribute a subsidy of 100 million euros ($111 million) among German dairy farmers to help bridge a period of low milk prices. It's a short-term boost, says DW's Kerstin Schweizer.
Not long ago, European dairy farmers built out their operations with dreams of worldwide export. But demand has shrunk, and millions of cows are now producing milk that nobody wants. Farmers are paying the price.
First, there was poisonous powdered milk and, now, ineffective vaccines. The latest health scandal is doing more to harm the Chinese government than corruption, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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