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  • Introduced by: Raymond A. Dieter, MD, Delegate, DuPage County Medical Society

    Subject: Milk

    Referred to: Reference Committee C

    Whereas, US regulatory agencies, dairy farmers, and non-dairy product companies currently disagree on an appropriate definition for milk; and

    Whereas, the proliferation of plant-based “milks” derived from soy, flax, coconut, almonds, cashews, hemp and rice entering the marketplace causes confusion for consumers; therefore, be it

    RESOLVED, that the Illinois State Medical Society adopt a definition of milk that asserts it is produced from live animals/humans; and be it further

    RESOLVED, that ISMS submit a resolution to the American Medical Association directing that the AMA also define milk as being produced from live animals/humans.

    Existing ISMS policy related to this issue:

    ISMS supports prohibiting the sale and/or distribution of all raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products for end-user human consumption in Illinois. (HOD 2014)

    ISMS supports efforts to educate physicians and the general public about human breast milk sales and trades, and supports legislation or regulation that ensures that human breast milk product is uncontaminated and properly labeled. (HOD 2016)


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    Clarence W. Brown, Jr., M.D. I favor this resolution

    If MILK is defined as derived from animals.....what term is generally accepted (or proposed) for the products derived from plants?

    Clarence W. Brown

    Apr 20, 2018 at 6:09 p.m.

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