Senate Rejects Rider To Protect Plant-Based Food Labels, Backs Dairy Farmers

August 01, 2018
The Senate soundly rejected an amendment proposed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to the minibus appropriations bill on Wednesday (Aug. 1) that aimed to protect those marketing products using common compound names that identify an alternative plant or animal source, such as almond milk, goat cheese or gluten-free bread, Lee said when he described the measure. The amendment was voted down 14-84, after Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) criticized it as hurting dairy farmers and mucking up the FDA enforcement process...

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