martes, 26 de septiembre de 2023
Dairy farmers are running out of chances to kill the terms ‘oat milk’ and ‘soy milk’ Nicholas Florko By Nicholas Florko Sept. 26, 2023
https://www.statnews.com/2023/09/26/dairy-farmers-oat-milk-soy-milk/?utm_campaign=morning_rounds&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=275724841&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--G2q2ZkXMnuOqTdghOKSpLaUoetaHzsme-932c4AWbeHaPGaSIROb54Hkd9Cjnwpz_LzTLLLBNP-Wvc72nCGkjS63uVw&utm_content=275724841&utm_source=hs_email The debate over whether nut, oat, and other plant-based alternatives to cow’s milk can be called “the m word” has reached the federal government. In fact, it’s even led one Idaho congressman to go around grocery stores placing “This is not milk” sticky notes on cartons of plant-based drinks. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has allowed plant-based companies to call their products milk. But the dairy industry has one last shot: adding language to a massive agriculture bill that must pass in the coming months that would ban plant-based companies from using the word milk. The industry has tried this tactic before, and is now splintering on the milk labeling issue. My STAT colleague Nick Florko dipped into the drama. Read more here.