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In Canada we are not allowed to call soy beverage "soy milk" because the milk producers didn't like it. (I mean, all the labels must not say milk). So I always say "soy beverage" but I notice that you Americans still say "soy milk."

What is it in other countries?
 

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haha. this cracks me up.

i seem to remember when the dairy industry lobbied to have the word "milk" taken off soy beverage packaging, we had a thread here about it. i believe the same thing happened in the states.

like anyone with any brains would really get "tricked" into buying soy drinks because they say "milk" on the package.
 

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Originally posted by Loki

Never mind. It's just the dairy lobby being anal. The thing is, lactose intolerance and veganism are cutting into their profits, and they want revenge!
They're "milking" this one.
 

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I notice many packages that say "soy drink" or sometimes "soy beverage" instead of "soy milk." I've had nice little old ladies in the grocery store ask me what the difference was, because they were confused.

I don't really care what it's called, but I would like to see standardization for the sake of clarity and the benefit of the consumer.
 

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So does the dairy industry object to coconut milk, too? Geez.

I always thought the term milk could be applied to a variety of liquids, not all of them foodstuffs. Dictionary agrees.

In my mind a "soy beverage" would be a soy smoothie or a soy cappuccino.
 

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what i read was that grocer's were stocking the cartons of soy milk alongside similarly-packaged cartons of dairy milk and the dairy producers claimed this was unfair and the 'misleading' packaging was tricking consumers into buying soy milk, when what they "really wanted" was dairy milk.

they must be feeling really scared to make such a fuss. most of the grocer's in my town now stock the soymilk far, far, far away from the dairy case. sometimes on the opposite side of the store, even. i don't think they consider coconut milk the same kind of threat since it's normally sold in cans, in the aisles.
 

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don't forget milk of magnesia, that's gotta go too


i don't think i ever noticed that all the packages say 'beverage' or 'drink' instead of milk. i still call it soymilk. and if i came across one of the people who put this in motion, oh say, in a grocery store, i'd look 'em straight in the eye and say "which aisle is the soyMILK in? i'm completely out of soyMILK but i can't remember where they keep the soyMILK" and so forth.
 

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Haha, you should really do that, ladyfaile!

Here's what the dictionary says
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milk

1 obaque white fluid secreted by female mammals for the nourishment of their young 2 milk of cows, goats, or sheep as food 3 milklike juice of plants, e.g. in the coconut
So according to the dictionary, the cows milk should be labeled as such (not just milk, but COWs milk).

Also, it should be allowed to call plant based milks "milk" because they fit the description of "milky" (to quote the dictionary: milky 1 of, like, or mixed with milk 2 cloudy, not clear)

Then also, if their reasoning is that people might buy soymilk while actually "wanting" cows milk, then they should not buy the lactose-free milk next to the regular cows milk, since people might confuse those two as well and accidentally buy lactose-free. I suppose it works though, since that way the dairy industry STILL gets their money.

Eh, whatever...
 

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Mine says *runs to fridge*(no seriously I did) soy milk...

It comes in cartons.. But like they have plastic lids, they are square as well (Juice also comes in this kind of carton sometimes)

(heh, and yesterday I went into a dairy which had long life milk, also in this type of cartoon... but on the front was my friend Jess!! From when she was like 5!! Its so cute...)

Does anyone know if these cartons are recyclable?

I suppose that depends on the country and facilites though...

Danny
 
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