Setting IFBF's Policy path

Setting IFBF's Policy path
Jennifer Gardner, Van Buren County Farm Bureau voting delegate, proposes policy on the labeling of meat, milk and eggs last week during the 2018 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Summer Policy Conference.

The terms meat, milk and eggs should only be used to describe food items that come from animals, county voting delegates said last week in a resolution adopted at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s annual policy-setting conference.

The policy strikes at the growing proliferation of companies using those terms to attract consumers to purchase alternative protein food products, such as lab-grown meat substitutes and non-dairy drinks that mimic the characteristics of meat and milk produced from animals. Members felt strongly that food labels should be factual and not misleading to consumers.

“We support truth in advertising,” said Jennifer Gardner, Van Buren County...

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