Ha ha. Great headline from the Washington Examiner.
Goat’s milk and Mother’s milk are no longer milk? And all to please Big Ag.
We often talk about how crony sugar is. Milk is probably as bad. The industry enjoys all sorts of subsidies and special treatment and long has.
(From The Washington Examiner)
“An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said. This wasn’t part of a comedy sketch, but instead part of a threat by the federal government to crack down on anyone who misuses the word “milk.”
Humor isn’t the FDA’s strong suit, but its definition of milk is comical. To the government, the only products that can be called milk are “the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows.”
Set aside the ill-defined colostrum-to-lactose ratio and consider the rest of this definition. Goat’s milk? Not milk! What a nursing human baby consumes? Not milk!..
…The FDA shouldn’t get involved in milk-policing business. It’s well outside the agency’s legitimate purpose, which is to make sure people aren’t poisoned. Playing name games to benefit dairy farmers over soy producers doesn’t help consumers or advance public health.