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Monday, May 8, 2017

Dairy farmers lobby for ban on soy and almond drinks being called 'milk'.

Dairy farmers lobby for ban on soy and almond drinks being called 'milk'.Every day, more milk drinkers are switching to almond, soy, oat and rice alternatives for a creamy coffee blend, leaving behind traditional cow's milk. But in a market that offers so many choices, what exactly constitutes milk? The labeling of plant-based milk alternatives is being protested by agricultural advocacy group Dairy Connect, which argues the products are confusing consumers. The push is being backed by farmers of camel, buffalo, sheep and goat milk, who agree the term "milk" is misleading, deceptive and harmful to the dairy industry.continue