By Paul Schmitt
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is looking to protect Wisconsin’s dairy farmers with the Dairy Pride Act. The act aims to standardize the legal definition of “milk” to appear on labels of products that are “obtained by the milking of one or more hooved mammal”. With soy and almond milks growing in popularity, Senator Baldwin says dairy farmers are losing market share unfairly.
Senator Baldwin says dairy farmers came to her after the Food and Drug Administration was not responsive to their concerns. The Pride Dairy act also notes that consumers would benefit from increasing their milk intake, noting that dairy intake is linked to lowered risk of diabetes and obesity. You can find the link to the Dairy Pride Act with this story online.