Got milk? The National Milk Producers Federation says you don't, not if what you grab from the dairy case today is soy, rice or almond milk. For the second time in 10 years, the federation has written to the Food and Drug Administration asking that the term "milk" be reserved for cow's milk, although it's OK with also using the word for goat, sheep or water buffalo milk — any of the various "mammalian lacteal secretions." 

The federation says the FDA should require that plant-based beverages be labeled something else, noting terms such as "drinks," "beverages" or even "imitation milk."

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Should non-dairy products get to call themselves 'milk'?
Got milk? The National Milk Producers Federation says you don't, not if what you grab from the dairy case today is soy, rice or almond milk. For the second time in 10 years, the federation has written to the Food and Drug Administration asking that the term "milk" be reserved for cow's milk, although it's OK with also using the word for goat, sheep or water buffalo milk — any of the various "mammalian lacteal secretions."

The federation says the FDA should require that plant-based beverages be labeled something else, noting terms such as "drinks," "beverages" or even "imitation milk."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health...


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12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 11:24:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Seriously? Those people need a life.
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 11:26:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Makes no difference to me.
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 11:37:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
As long as the name includes the source (soy, almond, rice, etc.) it seems reasonable to let them call it "milk".
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 1:53:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
so...milk of magnesia now has to be called beverage of magnesia? stupid.
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 2:15:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Guess they better complain to them dictionary folks....

12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 4:06:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/30/10 - 1:53:00 PM pedalmetal wrote:
so...milk of magnesia now has to be called beverage of magnesia? stupid.


And they should change the name of that movie where Sean Penn played Harvey Drinks to "Beverage".

I'm gonna imitation milk this joke for all it's worth.
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 9:37:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
That seems incredibly pointless and asinine. Leave it to the dairy industry to try and brand milk.

What about coconut milk? Is that going to be coconut imitation milk?
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/1/10 - 11:17:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/30/10 - 11:37:05 AM CowDung wrote:
As long as the name includes the source (soy, almond, rice, etc.) it seems reasonable to let them call it "milk".


this
12 yrs ago - Sunday 5/2/10 - 1:43:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
They could always call it jism just like that woman on fox news.
12 yrs ago - Sunday 5/2/10 - 10:29:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not like people are buying soy milk because they are confusing it with cow's milk. I imagine people buying soy milk are vegan, lactose intolerant, allergic to milk or simply don't want to buy cow's milk.

The dairy industry on telling people to drink milk, even if they have health reasons not to. http://www.naturalnews.com/019963.h...
12 yrs ago - Sunday 5/2/10 - 3:37:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I really don't care.
12 yrs ago - Friday 5/7/10 - 11:48:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it goes without being said that it's "imitation" milk. Some people need to worry about something important
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/10/10 - 4:06:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 5/7/10 - 11:48:59 AM samsprinkle wrote:
I think it goes without being said that it's "imitation" milk. Some people need to worry about something important

The value of "importance" is quite subjective... To them this would be important.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/18/10 - 6:57:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I dont think so. Because its not.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/15/10 - 7:58:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/30/10 - 11:24:54 AM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Seriously? Those people need a life.


This.

On Friday 4/30/10 - 1:53:00 PM pedalmetal wrote:
so...milk of magnesia now has to be called beverage of magnesia? stupid.


ROFLMAO!!!
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/15/11 - 3:40:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 5/2/10 - 3:37:37 PM naturallyme wrote:
I really don't care.




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