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Alternative names for soy milk/almond milk/rice milk?

Been seeing a lot in the news lately about lawmakers who want the FDA to rename almond milk and soy milk because they're not really, technically, milk—as in, they don't come from cows. (See: http://www.latimes.com...) I'm of mixed minds, but I haven't seen a ton of viable alternate names put forth. (Um, soy "juice"?) Hm...any ideas for what good names would be?

Mayukh is a former Staff Writer at Food52.

asked over 1 year ago

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ChefJune

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added over 1 year ago

My take on it is if it's not broke, why fix it? Sounds like someone has way too much time on their hands.

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added over 1 year ago

yeah, the dairy industry. If I put it in cereal, I am calling it milk.

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

Um, milk.
After all, did Elsie the Cow trademark her product?
What about coconut milk and, dare I say it, milk of the poppy?
Not to mention cleansing milk in cosmetics.
See King of Siam, et cetera, et cetera.

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added over 1 year ago

Its the dairy industry pushing it. It could get a bit confusing, since cartons of coconut "milk" are already labeled coconut beverage as not to confuse it with coconut milk. So what would we call coconut milk if it can't be called milk?

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creamtea

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added over 1 year ago

So in the future, will Milk of Magnesia be "Beverage" of Magnesia??

*sigh*

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PHIL

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added over 1 year ago

I haven't seen anyone using mike of magnesia since I was a kid.

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creamtea

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added over 1 year ago

We have a well-aged bottle...