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Everyone Thinks They’ve Already Won the Battle Over the Word “Milk”

After recent statements from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about what makes “milk,” both dairy and its plant-based opponents see a win.

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Everyone Thinks They’ve Already Won the Battle Over the Word “Milk”

Can you call it “milk” if it didn’t come from a mammalian breast?

That’s a question the Food and Drug Administration plans to take up soon, according to statements from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb at a Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday. But depending on who you ask, the agency has already answered it—either with a “no,” according to the National Milk Producers Federation, or with a “maybe,” according to the Plant Based Foods Association.