I posted the following and the link to the complete article in the DC "News Articles" section, in the top left of your screen.
"In a highly controversial move, the dairy industry wants to market artificially sweetened milk—without any special label to alert consumers. In a petition filed with the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) seek to change the definition of “milk” so that chemical sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can be used as optional ingredients not listed on the product label.
If the petition—originally filed in 2009 and now under consideration by the FDA—is successful, these hidden additives could also be included in 17 other dairy products—including whipping cream, low-fat and non-fat yogurt, eggnog, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and half-and-half—without requiring any special labeling.
The reason?? It's a Move to Boost Kid Appeal of Milk Products.
The dairy industry contends that using artificial sweeteners like aspartame as optional ingredients in milk and other dairy foods without any special labeling would “promote more healthy eating” and boost kid appeal. Currently, milk consumption is dropping among both children and adults.
The link http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/a...
Scary …Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX
My motto: Baby calves/all baby mammals need milk.
Adults & Ol' Farts like me don't. LOL :o)
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