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Soy Growers, Soyfoods Association Defend Soymilk, Oppose Dairy Pride Act

Posted on February 09, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


The American Soybean Association sent out this information:

“In a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee members today [2/6/17], the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA) objected to draft legislation that would restrict the marketing of soymilk. S. 130, referred to as the Dairy Pride Act, would prohibit the term “milk” from being used with soymilk and soymilk-based products, under the premise that the term “milk” is misleading to consumers. “This legislation is unnecessary as no confusion in the market exists,” argued ASA President Ron Moore and SANA President Wendy Behr in the letter, noting that the term “soymilk” has been in commercial use since 1947. “Consumers of soymilk clearly understand that the product is derived from soybeans rather than bovine milk, and a large percentage consume it for just that reason due to dietary choices or restrictions.”

A full copy of the letter can be found at:

2 to “Soy Growers, Soyfoods Association Defend Soymilk, Oppose Dairy Pride Act”

  1. When I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the
    -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now
    on every time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment.

    Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

  2. The VRG Blog Editor says:

    Not sure how to do this. Never saw this happen before.

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