Sanctions against Russia, falling Asian demand and the end of EU production quotas have led to a milk glut in Germany. Prices have plunged and the milk on German supermaket shelves is now as cheap as in India
Police in France have raided five Lactalis sites after contaminated baby milk products caused dozens of children to fall ill. Compensation has been offered to families, who say the company is trying to buy their silence.
The milk farmers in Chile's idyllic Los Lagos region are running out of money. They have to spend too much on water and energy. Advised by the "Smart Energy Concepts" initiative, they want to increase efficiency.
At the International Green Week trade fair in Berlin, German farming takes center stage. Like many industries, agriculture is grappling with digitalization, and as DW found out, it needs faster internet to cope.
A massive oversupply of powdered milk, coupled with an end to limits on regular EU milk production, has sent the market price plunging in recent years.
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