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 …

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 …

“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 …