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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:28 AM

Almond Milk Labeling Not Deceptive, Federal Court Says (veg group)

Blue Diamond Growers beat back an appeal of a ruling that threw out a proposed class suit challenging the labeling of almond milk beverages.

Cynthia Painter alleged the products should be labeled “imitation milk” because they substitute for and resemble dairy milk but are nutritionally inferior to it.

But Painter didn’t allege a plausible claim, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Dec. 20 in an unpublished opinion.

Consumers wouldn’t be duped into believing that Blue Diamond’s almond milk products are nutritionally equivalent to dairy milk based on their package labels and advertising, the court said.


https://news.bloomberglaw.com/product-liability-and-toxics-law/almond-milk-labeling-not-deceptive-9th-cir-says-corrected

For angry omnivores who come here people don't think peanut butter is butter. People know peanut butter doesn't come from cows. People know oat milk, almond milk, soy milk etc are not from cows. I think most people who don't drink cow's milk do it because of lactose intolerance more than animal rights or climate change.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:38 AM

1. Woohoo I was hoping I could continue to use the word milk

Without farmers coming at me. Good ruling imo.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:29 AM

2. and for nutrition

She says it is "nutritionally inferior" but we live in a time and land of plenty. Most of our health problems today aren't caused by not enough food, they are caused by too much food. Some of us benefit from the much lower calories of unsweetened almond milk vs. even skim milk, not to mention cholesterol and the heart benefits of almonds.

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Response to d_r (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 01:06 PM

3. Excellent point.

In fact, “nutritionally inferior” is a lie. How can something that contains cholesterol be considered “nutritionally superior” to something that doesn’t when excess cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease?

(Anyone who still supports the torture and horror perpetrated by the factory farm industry with his or her hard-earned money and is tempted to attack me over the cholesterol claim should do their own research. Medical researchers established the link between cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease over a decade ago, and the link between cholesterol and heart disease decades before that. There is a way to prevent heart attacks and Alzheimer’s: it’s to go vegan, and it’s a lot easier than people think. Just think of the pain and suffering you will spare your loved ones.)

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