Photograph: Wisconsin Historical Images
They don't call it the Dairy State for nothing: a State Assembly committee in Wisconsin approved a bill that would legalize the sale of raw (that is, unpasteurized) milk. While the bill still has to be approved by the entire Assembly, there's high pressure from the dairy lobby as well as consumer [...]
This pseudo-educational video on the dairy industry from the mid-90s, re-edited by the fine folks at Everything Is Terrible, includes pretty much everything you'd expect from such a thing: a laugh track, hideous denim, crazy neon effects, a rap about the positive effects of drinking milk, cameos by Joey Lawrence and Gary Busey, a dance [...]
The Battle for Milkquarious is an astonishing 1970s-style rock opera that's part of a campaign for the California Milk Processor Board by Goodby Silverstein & Partners. It brings in White Gold, a rock singer/mascot who was part of a "Got Milk?" advertising back in 2008.
Clocking in at 20-plus minutes, the Battle for [...]
It's a dangerous world out there, and in the hopes of warning you of potentially deadly food hazards, we've put together a compilation of some of the edible terrors lying in wait. Foods with a high risk of fatality can be found right in your pantry, some are served in sushi restaurants, while others can [...]
This typographical poster by Jónas Valtýsson uses a typeface created by photographing splashing milk. Lactose intolerant typesetters beware. [via Cakehead Loves Evil]
Currently on display at the City Reliquary in Brooklyn, NY, is the show Over Spilt Milk: The Fight for Fair Price & Fair Profit in Depression Era New York.
The exhibition, by the NY Food Museum, tells the story of New York’s Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative through pamphlets, broadsides, and vintage milk cartons from the 1930s, even [...]
Here's something you need to know at the beginning: I am from Wisconsin. As such, much of Anne Mendelson's new book, Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages (buy at Amazon), was not new to me. Many of the basics in the book — the common types of milk cows*, the system by [...]