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Thursday, June 11, 2009 

Got Milk Crisis?

Yes...we do. Our nation's dairy industry is being milked dry by unfair practices.

Is it fair that large dairy companies are undercutting U.S. producers by importing cheap milk protein concentrates from other countries and using them instead of U.S.-produced milk? (And is it fair that the FDA does nothing to stop the practice, even though MPCs aren’t approved as a food ingredient?) Is it fair that the dairy industry is so consolidated that a few large companies can manipulate the price of milk to their own benefit, pocketing profits while dairy farmers are left holding the bag? Is it fair that farmers have shelled out more and more for feed and hay in the last few years, but the prices they receive for milk have fallen? Is it fair that consumers are still paying for milk what they were earlier this year, while farmers’ prices dropped 30% in January alone?

H**l no!

- The Ethicurean

And can we do something about it? Yes we can.

Help by signing a petition to Secretary Vilsack before the end of the day on Monday, June 15

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