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Dairy petition

May 24, 2013

Dairy farmers and the dairy industry are committed to producing safe, wholesome milk and dairy foods. That commitment remains as strong as it has ever been....

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Tedeaux

May-24-13 5:47 AM

I can understand the dilemma that Mr Lovell is in with trying to meet Federal nutritional requirements and still being able to call his product by a trusted wholesome name, but there is a good reason that the law is the way that it is. With children being the main consumers of chocolate milk, its a very sensative subject to alter the formula using chemistry. Child safety is at the heart of this federal requirement to stick with a certain narrow ingrediate list to describe a certain child targeted product. Take the case of the kids apple juice scandle where baby size bottles where labeled as apply juice but were actually a chemical cocktail that looked and tasted just like apple juice but didn't contain an once of actual apples! The company made millions while children possibly suffered. Call it something other than Chocolate milk so that there is no confusing the two.

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wwhickok

May-24-13 6:10 AM

This topic makes me think of things like Ovaltine. It's not called "chocolate milk" I know that it's completely different, just bear with me here, and it's still something children use in milk and drink; my point being simply that not calling it 'chocolate milk' will not ultimately deter kids from drinking it. If they try it and decide they like it just as much as regular chocolate milk, they'll drink it, regardless of it having a different product name.

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nobud74

May-24-13 8:04 AM

The real dilemma here is the alteration of our food supply. There is no reason we cannot have traditional chocolate milk. Everything in moderation is the key. If you drink gallons of the stuff you will get fat, if you drink gallons of the "new" stuff you impart chemicals into your body. Moderation of the real stuff is the key. If you have ever been to Europe you would know. They have regs against modified foods and their food is unbelievable! It actually tastes like food used to. Their portions are not as enormous as ours but the flavors are so intense that you don't need or want the huge portions. Just a thought.

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SteelerFan

May-24-13 8:48 AM

you're right nobud, everything in moderation.

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Premier

May-24-13 11:51 AM

I take liberals in moderation, does that count?

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SteelerFan

May-24-13 1:11 PM

moderate liberals?

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Premier

May-24-13 4:37 PM

I googled the term "moderate liberal" and what do you know, it was rated the #1 oxymoron.

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rmiller

May-25-13 11:17 PM

I believe, if I understand the Lovell position is that they must meet FDA requirements, while trying to assuage the public's outcry against artificial sweeteners. To be fair, I understand his sharing with the general public his position, of which he did not need to do. wwhickok has a valid point as do the other posters. Children adapt. The flip side of this is we have many children with diabetes and quite frankly, children consume way too much sugar in drinks. I'm sure I'll get pummeled for this but...

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rmiller

May-25-13 11:21 PM

Sodas, energy drinks, and oh those sooo cool baby drinks that amount to a hint of real fruit, lots of water and sugar for flavoring...all can cease to exist in my opinion. None of the above prove any nutritional value and indeed contribute to childhood obesity (especially sodas) and teeth decay. Chocolate milk, with all its good taste (I drank many a gallon) is a weight gainer and is laced with sugar. So, a choice must be made.

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rmiller

May-25-13 11:22 PM

You are correct.....no such thing as a moderate liberal. That's like almost pregnant.

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