cow's milk

Pushed by Big Dairy, FDA To Block Plant-Based Milk Labeling

Prompted by desperate dairy industry attempts to boost curdling sales and impede the rapidly growing plant-based market, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will begin to enforce regulations defining milk as an animal product — preventing plant-based milks from being labeled “milk.” This misguided move, announced by FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, would apply dated FDA standards to the market …

pig industry

Coalition Urges NC Governor to Veto Dangerous Big Ag Protection Bill

Compassion Over Killing has joined a coalition of animal protection organizations in sending a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to veto a dangerous bill on his desk. Titled “Farm Act of 2018,” Senate bill 711 effectively strips North Carolinians of the right to file nuisance lawsuits against neighboring pig factory farms. The Coalition, including Farm Sanctuary, …

Starbucks: ‘Consumers are Asking’ for Plant-Based Options

You’ve joined Compassion Over Killing and Jane Velez-Mitchell in asking Starbucks for vegan foods, and the coffee chain is responding with new menu items — from a protein-packed lentil bowl to a new cupcake! The addition of these vegan offerings, along with multiple dairy-free milks for coffee, are the result of demand from thousands and thousands of compassionate consumers, and …

Moo-ve Over Dairy: Vegan Ice Cream Craze Continues!

As non-dairy milks fill store shelves and consumer carts, dairy free ice cream is following close by and more popular than ever. The vegan ice cream craze seems to be multiplying as there are more and more incredibly tasty vegan varieties available nationwide.  Some may ask, ‘Why vegan ice cream?’ to which many major vegan ice cream producers like Ben …

Market Research: Dairy ‘Battling’ Vegan Milks for Consumers, Retail Space

Dairy-free is more popular than ever, from milk, to cheese, to ice cream! It’s no wonder when you consider the amazing variety of delicious vegan options available nationwide, and the growing consumer awareness of the cruelty behind every carton of milk. In fact, as consumers ditch dairy, the industry is left crying over spilled milk — literally dumping millions of …

NPR: Cow’s Milk Consumer Appeal Has ‘Curdled’

Dairy milk’s reputation is going sour. Compassion Over Killing’s latest investigation exposes egregious cruelty to gentle mother cows at Mason Dixon Farms, a supplier to dairy giants Land O’Lakes and Dairy Farmers of America. Plus, as consumers grow increasingly leery of cow’s milk as a “healthy” product, they’re ditching the dairy and turning to plant-based milks made from almond, soy, …

Mintel: Dairy Milk Sales Are Dropping and Will Keep Dropping

Dairy milk is on the decline. So much so that the dairy industry has dumped millions of gallons of overproduced, unwanted milk. And a recent report from Mintel, a market research firm, says that “sales of dairy milk decreased 7% in 2015 and are projected to drop another 11% through 2020.” This marketplace shift is largely attributed to consumers scooping up non-dairy …

Dairy Lobby Group Dumps Support for Dairy PRIDE Act

At a House Agriculture Committee hearing yesterday in the nation’s capital, Michael Dykes, the CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) weighed in on the Dairy Pride Act, legislation that would prohibit the use of words like “milk” or “cheese” on dairy-free products. IDFA represents 85% of the US dairy industry and threw its support behind this bill when it was introduced …