Our Latest Updates – Archive

Dairy Farmers to Dump up to 3.7 Million Gallons of Milk per Day Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
4/15/2020 -

Due to school and restaurant closures, bottlenecks in processing companies, and grocery store ordering caps, dairy farmers are being forced to dump millions of gallons of milk during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

How Milk Gets from the Cow to the Store
3/26/2020 -

In 2019, 218,382 million pounds of milk were produced in the US. Find out how that milk gets from the cow to your grocery store.

Lactose Intolerance by Country
3/26/2020 -

Ghana, Malawi, South Korea, and Yemen have the highest populations of lactose intolerant people, while Denmark and Ireland have the lowest. Explore the lactose intolerance prevalence for 89 countries.

Two of Largest American Dairy Companies File for Bankruptcy
1/9/2020 -

Borden Dairy Co. and Dean Foods both filed for bankruptcy in the last two months, citing a 6% drop in milk consumption since 2015.

Largest Milk Producer in US Files for Bankruptcy
11/18/2019 -

Find the views of 18 churches from Buddhism to Judaism to the Southern Baptist Convention the on whether abortion should be a legal option.

Milk Residue Found in Prehistoric Baby Bottles
9/26/2019 -

Researchers have found residue of animal milk in baby bottles from the Iron and Bronze Ages.

NEW ProCon.org Website! – 2020 Presidential Election: The Candidates and Where They Stand on the Issues
8/29/2019 -

Learn about the presidential candidates’ views on important issues, compare them with a side-by-side chart, find your best match with a fun quiz, track their finances, and so much more on our 2020 Presidential Election website. The New York Times called our previous presidential election site “The most comprehensive tool for researching the candidate’s stance on issues.” Check back monthly for expanded issue coverage.

New ProCon.org Website! – Should Birth Control Pills Be Available Over-the-Counter?
2/21/2019 -

Our new topic explores the pros and cons in the debate over making birth control pills available over-the-counter (OTC). 9.1 million women (12.6% of contraceptive users) use birth control pills, which are the second-most commonly used method of contraception in the United States. Proponents say making the birth control pill available over-the-counter would lower teen pregnancy rates, provide contraceptive access to medically underserved women, and ease access to a health-improving drug with decades of safe use. Opponents say making the Pill over-the-counter would raise the cost of contraception for women, pose a danger to teens’ and women’s health by removing the doctor’s visit requirement, and limit what options are made available.

Our new website presents the top pro & con arguments and quotes, a history of the debate, a video gallery, the prescription status of birth control pills around the world, and a list of drugs switched from prescription to OTC status.

Researcher Wanted at Educational Nonprofit ProCon.org
1/17/2019 -

ProCon.org, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity,
seeks an in-house Researcher (full-time with benefits or part-time
without benefits) to develop content for websites devoted to a
nonpartisan in-depth presentation of 70+ controversial issues. Three
items are required for application, as specified in the job notice.

Top 10 Pro & Con Arguments: Milk
10/25/2018 -

Have you ever wondered: What do doctors say about drinking milk? Should flavored milk be served in schools? Or if there really is pus in milk? Learn about the pros and cons of these and more milk-related questions in our updated Top 10 resource.

50 Lesson Plan Ideas Using ProCon.org
7/16/2018 -

We’re excited to announce 50 free lesson plan ideas for educators! Visit our Teachers’ Corner for inspiration, including lessons plans about distinguishing fact from opinion, how to write a “call-to-action” letter, and content from our partner Credo Reference.

How Big Is the Milk Industry?
7/5/2018 -

Total US milk production was valued at $38.1 billion in 2017. Sales of skim milk declined 36% between 2012 and 2016 while sales of full-fat flavored and whole milk were up 18% and 7%. See our new research to find more interesting facts.

Is Raw Milk More Healthful Than Pasteurized Milk?
5/31/2017 -

Examine both sides of the debate with quotes from the Organic Consumers Association (Pro), the US Food and Drug Administration (Con), osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola (Pro), and registered dietitian and nutritionist Karen Ansel (Con), along with many other experts and organizations.