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Milk by any other name...

bobster123

Posted 2:49 pm, 06/09/2018

fredajo, you are correct. I meant as a regular part of their diet.

antithesis

Posted 2:45 pm, 06/09/2018

Just thinking about this... if they feel like they HAVE to do something "to protect the consumer," wouldn't it make more sense to simple require all forms of milk to state the source on the label?

Soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, goat's milk, they all already have the source in the name. The only one that doesn't is cow's milk. So just require them to change their label to say "cow's milk," and now everything is safe and fair for the people that get confused that soy milk comes from a cow.

Except that wouldn't justify the $277,000 bri... err, "campaign contribution," would it?

antithesis

Posted 8:49 pm, 06/06/2018

This bill has a lot of other stuff in it that the op left out.


I did no such thing, I even included a link to the bill. And I'm pointing out how this particular law was tagged on after the 2nd version of the bill was created. How it has anything to do with the rest of the bill, I have no idea.

But I do see that the first sponsor, Senator Brent Jackson, received a whopping $277,000 in contributions from the "Agriculture" sector.


Bill Cook only got $17,625 from the Agriculture sector, and Norman Sanderson has only gotten about $5,950 in contributions from everyone combined. So $277,000 for the guy that presented the bill... I think that's pretty telling.


So who is in the back pocket of the FDA? The fake milk producers?

I'm not for anymore regulations, I just curious as to why the FDA doesn't enforce their own rules.

This actually went to court in 2015, and the judge said that, "the fact that there is a federal standard of identity for 'milk' which limits it to lacteal secretions from cows does not categorically preclude a company from giving any food product a name that includes the world milk."

"The standardization of milk simply means that a company cannot pass off a product as 'milk' if it does not meet the regulatory definition of milk. Trader Joe's has not, by calling its products 'soymilk,' attempted to pass off those products as the food that the FDA has standardized (that is, milk)."

A former judge, Judge Samuel Conti, threw out a similar case before, stating that by their logic consumer should "assume that 'e-books' are made out of paper."

MarieLaveau

Posted 8:03 pm, 06/06/2018

She must have been a first timer milking. I always milked one back teat & one front teat at a time & rotated plus squirting some for the kitty sitting aside. Also Cleansed teats before hand...

Osmosis

Posted 7:38 pm, 06/06/2018

Milking

Handmilk 3

Length: 4:34

MarieLaveau

Posted 7:25 pm, 06/06/2018

"NABS"..

Crypt

Posted 7:09 pm, 06/06/2018

And how is it legal to call peanut butter crackers cheese crackers? I want to see people going to jail over these lies.

Joseph T.

Posted 6:54 pm, 06/06/2018

This bill has a lot of other stuff in it that the op left out.

Hillary is a murderer

Posted 5:35 pm, 06/06/2018

So who is in the back pocket of the FDA? The fake milk producers?


I'm not for anymore regulations, I just curious as to why the FDA doesn't enforce their own rules.

antithesis

Posted 4:48 pm, 06/06/2018

Don't misunderstand, this has nothing to do with convenience, or price, or confusion. It's about eliminating competition.

By passing this law, larger manufacturers will be forced to change their company name or packaging to sell to North Carolina. This will either make them lose customers (the people that say "I liked Silk Milk, but I don't know this new company"), or just leave altogether because it's too expensive to make labels just for this market.

It's all about padding pockets.

The bill was initially presented by Senator Brent Jackson (R, District 10), Senator Norman W. Sanderson (R, District 2), and Senator Bill Cook (R, District 1). But the bill has been changed 3 times, and the "milk" clause was added in the 2nd change. I don't know who added that in, but I think it could have been anyone in the committee.


btw, those who buy almond milk "just because".... the energy and water required to create your half-gallon is staggering. completely wasteful. equivalent to 115 gallons of actual milk or something like that.


I make my own almond milk, mainly because I like the taste. It goes better in cereal and coffee than regular milk.

You take a cup of almonds, and soak them overnight in a bowl of water in the refrigerator. Then you put them in a blender with 5 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt, and blend on high until it looks creamy and smooth. Strain it through a thin dish cloth, and that's it.

It tastes great, and costs about $2 to make half a gallon. Plus it's only 88 calories per cup, and has 7g of healthy fats (so it's better for your heart and can help you lose weight).

MarieLaveau

Posted 4:16 pm, 06/06/2018

You go bigcity. Sounds like you got it down pat, or is that par??

bigcity

Posted 4:06 pm, 06/06/2018

lol well if you want to get technical, in this day and age.... nothing is named correctly, nobody uses the correct grammar or spelling... and nobody cares. so perhaps let's just call everything milk - even gasoline for our cars. that way, there will be no more confusion and people won't be upset that their fake milk can't be called fake/soy/almond/barf.

lol

MarieLaveau

Posted 4:04 pm, 06/06/2018

Thanks for clarifying dat fredajo.. Me didn't know the difference...

fredajo

Posted 3:55 pm, 06/06/2018

Thank you for asking, you lovely witch (referencing Bobby Bare song😉), lapping is using the tongue to take in the liquid, while drinking involves pouring liquid into the mouth.

MarieLaveau

Posted 3:49 pm, 06/06/2018

Is there any difference in lapping up milk or drinking it??

LibbyRahl

Posted 3:42 pm, 06/06/2018

Then, they need to make all this "ice milk" which is going for ice cream to be named properly as well. just saying.

bigcity

Posted 3:16 pm, 06/06/2018

well I can agree with making the distinction as the non-milk products are milk look-a-likes. it's not milk. If I want milk on my cereal, I want MILK. not soy. not almonds. not grease. not pigeon poop. MILK.

btw, those who buy almond milk "just because".... the energy and water required to create your half-gallon is staggering. completely wasteful. equivalent to 115 gallons of actual milk or something like that.

these alternative milks are NOT green or environmentally friendly, no matter what the advertisers want you to believe.

just my 2 cents.

ben dover

Posted 2:42 pm, 06/06/2018

Milk does a body good

sparkling water

Posted 1:06 pm, 06/06/2018

Milk is good.

Boobs are great.

fredajo

Posted 1:04 pm, 06/06/2018

Bobster, not accurate. I've seen both my cats & dogs greedily lap up milk in their food bowl.

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