Tell Congress to Dump the “DAIRY PRIDE Act”

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Tell Congress to Dump the “DAIRY PRIDE Act”

This petition had 44,739 supporters

Good Food Institute started this petition to U.S. Senate

The DAIRY PRIDE Act would force any product that is not the "lacteal secretion” of a cow – products such as soy and almond milk – to be renamed or face punishment from the FDA for “misleading” consumers.

Please tell your senators to oppose this absurd legislation; everyone knows that  almond milk doesn’t come from cows who have been fed a lot of almonds!

No one is purchasing plant-based milk, cheese, or yogurt because they’ve been tricked into thinking it’s a cow’s “lacteal secretions.” Consumers are buying plant-based alternatives precisely to avoid consuming dairy!

This is part of a trend of well-funded ag interests attacking their plant-based competition, just like when the American Egg Board tried to keep Hampton Creek’s egg-free Just Mayo off the shelves.

Dairy alternatives continue to become more popular. On the flipside, dairy itself is struggling. Just this fall, the USDA stepped in to buy $20 million worth of cheese that the industry couldn’t sell due to lack of demand. Apparently that wasn’t enough – Big Dairy is now seeking more government help. But this time, they’re targeting the competition.

Tell your senators to oppose the anti-competitive efforts of Big Dairy.

“Almond milk” and “soy milk” are accurate labels. It’s time to put an end to this industry-funded market interference.

For more background on what led to this action, check out our op-ed in the LA Times.

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This petition had 44,739 supporters