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 …

“Proud” of Your Product, Big Dairy? Call it “Cow Milk!”

With each generation drinking less milk than the previous one and investigations repeatedly exposing cruelty to cows, Big Dairy has been looking pretty desperate.  The industry’s crying over spilled milk (literally dumping millions of overproduced gallons), attempting to squash soaring almond milk sales, and even killing cows to illegally inflate milk prices. And, amidst this dairy decline, the industry has been trying to churn the FDA into a frenzy …

USDA Issues Major Animal Welfare Standards for Organic Farms

May 12 update: This week, USDA delayed this animal welfare standards rule for the second time and is now asking the public to comment on the protections—again! Please submit a comment here before the deadline on June 9. Suggested sample comment language: Secretary Perdue, as an American, I demand the organic animal welfare rule go into effect immediately. The final Organic Livestock and …