Rising star U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently recommended reducing meat and dairy to help combat climate change. She also says she's “very into oat milk right now which ... is the best ... after cashew milk.”
But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to make it harder for companies selling her favorite, climate-friendly milks to get to market and stay there.
Under pressure from Big Dairy, FDA is considering unnecessary and potentially unconstitutional regulations that would force label changes for these every day products--under the smoke screen of consumer confusion. But no one is confused by plant-based milk! #WeCanRead!
New regulations could be proposed any day. One possible outcome is prohibiting plant-based milk companies from using the word "milk" altogether.