Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:54

Milk is us – not you!

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New Zealand dairy farmers are joining the push against the alternative drink producers milking consumers over the naming of their products.

An international movement of dairy farmers and organisations is demanding the term ‘milk’ should apply only to the product of the udder of a cow, sheep or goat, and not to an almond nut or soya bean.

The latest combatant in this war is Milkadamia, squeezed from macadamias and processed by US retailer Walmart.

Farmers say they want to see NZ rework its labelling to ban the use of the term ‘milk’ for these nutty products. And pressure is growing in the US and the European Union to make sure package contents are true to the label.

 
 

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