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'Buttergate' debunked: No evidence butter is harder due to palm supplements for cows

By Stephen LeBlanc, Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Guelph
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The recent controversies over the properties of butter and how dairy cows are fed have become a case study in media attention and the weight of evidence behind it. Anecdotal comments about the consistency of butter snowballed into sometimes overheated discussion of dairy cows’ diets.

To paraphrase the Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift, sensationalism…

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