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Plant-Based Institutions Fight for the Title 'Milk'


Soy, almond, coconut, walnut, and even rice — what do these completely different foods all have in common? They’re all the main ingredient in a type of milk.

Milk is a loose term nowadays. There was a time when milk only meant one thing: the substance that comes from a mammal to feed its young. But now, with the huge variety of products on the market, you could buy three different types of “milk” and be buying three entirely different foods. Sure, they’re pale, creamy liquids. But should we really be calling them milk at all?

The Good Food Institute, a plant-based advocacy group, petitioned to the Food and Drug Administration on July 31 to continue allowing producers to market milk alternatives using the word “milk.” They’ve been asked the same thing for over 20 years — the Soyfoods Association originally submitted a petition in 1997 — but the term has continued to exist in a sort of regulatory limbo — clearly, since we can all still go to the store and buy flax “milk.”

The dilemma arises in the FDA’s own published definition of milk: “the lacteal secretion … of one or more healthy cows.” Animal product distributors and advocates, such as the activists at the National Milk Producers Federation, have been reminding the FDA of this delineation for over 20 years, fighting for their exclusive claim to the prestigious “milk” title. Producers of plant based alternatives, led by the Good Food Institute, argue that the FDA should officially allow use of the word so long as the origin — soy, almond, coconut, etc. — is clearly stated in the labeling.

The dairy industry takes a hard hit from sharing the title. According the Mintel Group, sales of dairy milk have already decreased by 7 percent in 2015 and are expected to plummet another 11 percent by 2020. In an industry already being criticized for their mistreatment of animals, this spells imminent danger for companies.

The Dairy Pride Act, a bill devised by the National Milk Producers Federation, has made its way into congressional debate but has yet to be passed. The Daily Meal has reported on the debate before, most recently in March.

What would we call almond milk, anyway? A title like “almond juice” would certainly make me rethink going back to dairy.


Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Get the BEST vegan recipes , travel, celebrity interviews , product picks , and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine . Find out why VegNews is the world&rsquos #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today !


Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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Vegan Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Becomes TIME’s Youngest “Person of the Year”

Iconic publication TIME named vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg its &ldquoPerson of the Year&rdquo for 2019, making the 16-year-old the youngest person to ever hold the title in its 92-year history. The youngest person to previously hold the title was aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh at 25 years old in 1927 as TIME&rsquos first &ldquoPerson of the Year.&rdquo TIME chose Thunberg due to her unrelenting drive to promote climate action worldwide. Last year, Thunberg skipped school in her native Sweden to hold a one-person protest to bring awareness about the climate crisis. Since then, the activist&mdashwho ditched air transport and animal products&mdashhas inspired millions of young people around the world to take climate action with her &ldquoFridays For Future&rdquo protests. Thunberg is now known for her powerful speeches that condemn political leaders for failing to take action to halt the climate crisis. &ldquoMeaningful change rarely happens without the galvanizing force of influential individuals, and in 2019, the earth&rsquos existential crisis found one in Greta Thunberg,&rdquo TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. Felsenthal explained that Thunberg represents a new generation of changemakers, those who are outside of the scope of what he described as &ldquothe Great Man theory of history,&rdquo that honors men who achieve success within a corporate setting. &ldquoBut in this moment when so many traditional institutions seem to be failing us, amid staggering inequality and social upheaval and political paralysis, we are seeing new kinds of influence take hold,&rdquo Falsenthal wrote. &ldquoIt is wielded by people like Thunberg, leaders with a cause and a phone who don&rsquot fit the old rubrics but who connect with us in ways that institutions can&rsquot and perhaps never could.&rdquo Earlier this year, Thunberg was selected as the recipient of the Environment Prize by the Nordic Council, an award (and $54,000 cash prize) she respectfully declined to shift focus back onto fighting the climate crisis.

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