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The National Milk Producers Federation: Making the World A Better Place: One Inane Cause At A Time

Filed under: Food Media

The National Milk Producers Federation is urging the FDA to require that plant based milk-alternatives not be allowed to brand themselves as milk. According to the NMPF only beverages derived from “mammalian lacteal secretions” (ewww!) should be allowed to carry the term milk. (They even have a snazzy Facebook page too!)

That’s cool with me. I mean, really, the average consumer is sooooo obtuse; they could never see a distinction between ”milk” made from a bean and “milk” stolen from a baby cow. Besides, have you ever been in a supermarket? It’s like diorama of monotony where differentiating between a can of chickpeas and laundry detergent is like navigating the nuances of financial derivatives.

Thank you National Milk Producers Federation with your superhero-sounding name for making things easier on the dense consumers of the world; it’s because of you that America is great!

So what should we call it? How about something easy like Soy Juice or Liquid Soy? NotMilk is pretty good, but it lacks marketability. Soyzurp? Edamammory? Soyz II Men?

Too Late! Looks like Good Day New York’s Rosanna Scotto may have hit the nail on the head: “Soy Jizzum!”. (Video Below)

7 Comments

  1. Comment by

    notary class

    on #

    Would the soy companies be allowed to call it soy milk replacement or do they have to nix the name milk completely?

  2. Comment by

    miss rachel

    on #

    But what about coconut milk? Oh, grey areas.
    Speaking of coconuts, does the meat industry have a beef with the inside of fleshy fruits – and nuts – being called “meat”?

  3. Comment by

    piquo55

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    It’s difficult enough to get people excited about actual issues, so I can’t believe anyone would actually care about this enough to invest time in supporting it. I did visit the group’s Facebook page and the vacuous supporting comments are at least pretty entertaining.

  4. Comment by

    Cigars

    on #

    I think the milk replacements are a little scary.. fake milk can’t be too good for you, I mean I’m thinking about the stuff they are making to put in baby formula.. you can’t even pronounce the stuff. I say stick to soy or nothing at all. No milk substitutes– there simply isn’t a substitute!
    -Sylvia

  5. Comment by

    BrownbirdRudyRelic

    on #

    I drank baby-formula as a infant. It was a budget brand so they put things like potting soil and human hair in it. It was green too. Good thing it tasted like god’s tears.

  6. Comment by

    Sergei

    on #

    I would be fine with not calling plant derivatives as milks. BUR, NMPF will have to properly label their produce as “coctails” or “mixes”, properly indicating the amount of blood, pus, urine and other tasty additives they have in that product, paasterized or not. Even if it has to say “less then 1% of …” Truth in labeling goes both ways!

  7. Comment by

    gurpreet

    on #

    kali, sikaran, kalisikaran, fma, arnis, escrima, eskrima, punong, guro, ikaef, international, federation .

    Thanks very much for your kind comments… I’m glad my blog post could be of assistance to you.

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