Posted by: “cohensmilk1” email@example.com cohensmilk1
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:35 am (PDT)
Dairy Industry Lobbies FDA for Soymilk Name Change
For once, I am in complete agreement with
the dairy industry.
Milk executives want to change the name
“soymilk” to something else. Should soy
manufacturers be permitted to continue
calling soybean juice “milk?”
The dairy industry is lobbying the FDA for exclusive
rights to call only cow’s milk MILK. Even Harvey Milk
may soon be nown as just Harv. As part of their effort,
milk genuises have set up a facebook page:
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)
is lobbying federal agencies to prohibit soymilk
companies from associating their products with any
sort of dairy nomenclature.
NMPF is a national farm organization representing
just about every dairy farm in America.
So…what should we call soymilk?
Seven-Up calls their soda “The Un-cola.” I like
We would not want processors to confuse consumers into
thinking that delicious and nutritious soy juice
is in any way related to bacteria-laden cow juice.
Perhaps we should examine just what is in cow’s milk,
and label soy juice the Un-drink or Not-drink.
Some examples come to mind. Soymilk can be
called “Not-Pus.” After all, the average liter of
cow’s milk sold in America contains about
300 million pus cells. Soy does not contain pus
unless you make your own and have a nasal condition.
How about “Not-Steroids? ” Cow’s milk contains
estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, oxytocin, and
melatonin, all powerful female steroid hormones.
Soy juice has none of those.
Do you have any suggestions? Dairymen do not want
soy margarines to be called “butter.” How about,
Not-Saturated Animal Fat? Not Cholesterol?
Change the name soymilk to whatever you want, fellas.
It’s just a veil. Not-allergies. Not-dioxins.
Not-growth hormones. Not-antibiotics. Not-diabetes.
I could go on and on. The question is, can they?
A bard once wrote, “A rose by any other name
would still smell as sweet.” That same wisdom should
be applied to cow manure, for that is what these
dairymen keep trying to feed consumers.