[LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Aug 18 22:52:20 BST 2019


People have been confused for hundreds of years. Isn't it about time we 
cleared things up?

Harvey

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From: "Aruvqan" <aruvqan at gmail.com>
To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
Sent: 8/18/2019 5:39:39 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

>On 8/15/2019 8:33 AM, Gwynne Powell wrote:
>>At the moment there's a big argument going on about the term
>>'milk'. Dairy producers want it to mean only dairy. There's almond milk, soy milk, etc -
>>if they use a recognised term it's easier to sell the product, and people know where it
>>fits in. 'Soy-based white liquid' just doesn't seem the same.
>>
>The major issue with the Dairy Industry trying to control labeling is that almond squeezings have been called 'almond milk' for some 800 years or so that *I* am cognizant of [my hobby is historical cooking so I have copies of some 40 or so 'cook books' ranging from Imperial Rome through Elizabethan England,  from as far west as Iceland and as far east as China.] When the Almond Milk industry can point to it as being referred to as almond milk for centuries, I don't really forsee a problem, prior art is a strong influence.
>
>Milk is also used in the cosmetic industry- lait du corps, body milk is a class of thin milklike or cream [as in moo juice, not ointment] like liquid used topically. I am sure the cosmetics industry would be more than happy to tell the dairy industry to pack sand =)
>



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