Tell the FDA: Label Nutrition-Poor Frankenfoods!

Frankenfoods that simulate milk, meat and eggs don’t have the healthy fat, protein, vitamins or minerals that foods from real farms have. Consumers have a right to know about the nutritional deficiencies of fake foods.

Sign this petition and/or submit your comments directly by to the FDA here.

TELL THE FDA BY APRIL 24, 2023: Labels on nutrient-deficient Frankenmilk must be mandatory!

Milk is a powerful nutritionally complete superfood

The healthiest milk is raw, farm-fresh milk from cows raised exclusively on regeneratively managed organic pasture.

If you can’t get raw milk, the next-best thing is milk that is certified organic and 100 percent grass-fed.

Anyone who doesn’t drink milk should be made aware that there’s no single food that can replace its nutrition.

According to the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, “When dairy foods are removed from healthy eating patterns, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A and riboflavin drop below 100% of dietary goals, and vitamin D, potassium and choline drop even lower.”

It isn’t possible to get comparable nutrition from non-dairy milk alternatives. The FDA touts vitamin-fortified soy beverages as contenders, but even organic soy contains anti-nutrients that make it a poor choice.

Increasingly, fake milk is completely artificial, made from genetically engineered microbes via synthetic biology. The push to replace farms with synbio is coming from:

The military-biotech industrial complex cares nothing for health, nutrition or the environment and everything for death, destruction, power and control.

Unfortunately, some vegan animal rights activists have aligned themselves with these malign forces. 

The irony is that, for all of their efforts to promote so-called “plant-based” foods, they have done nothing to increase vegetable consumption.

Nine out of ten Americans don't eat the recommended 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day, and the USDA admits that only 1.7 cups a person are available—including imports! Americans get these small servings through ketchup, pizza sauce, French fries, potato chips and iceberg lettuce. That’s why 85 percent aren’t getting enough nutrients and half suffer from preventable, chronic, diet-related diseases.

Instead of tackling this urgent public health problem, “plant-based” activists supporting lab grown Frankenfoods have attacked regenerative organic ranchers while letting organic vegetable-based brands like Sunshine Burger go out of business.

It’s time for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores to unite against the military-biotech industrial complex and corporate food, and start standing up for independent farmers.

Whether you eat fruits, nuts and vegetables or meat, milk and eggs, we can all do our part by buying direct—especially in cash—from independent farmers. Check out the Regenerative Farm Map to find local organic food.

Ultimately, the vegan, vegetarian and animal rights movements have nothing to gain from hiding the truth about nutritional deficiencies in a diet free of animal products. Vegan diets require supplementation.

The backlash against the downplaying of the nutritional deficits of the vegan diet is apparent in books like The Vegetarian Myth and The Great Plant-Based Con, written by and about the health problems of former vegans.

Of course, nutritional deficiency is not a problem unique to vegans. Eighty-five percent of Americans don’t get enough nutrients and half suffer from preventable, chronic, diet-related diseases, Vegans only make up 2 percent of the population.

We can all benefit from clear, on-the-package nutritional information, including how plant-based alternatives compare to milk, eggs and meat.

TELL THE FDA BY APRIL 24, 2023: Labels on nutrient-deficient Frankenmilk must be mandatory!

Sign the Petition


Thank you for accepting public comments on the “Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements; Draft Guidance for Industry.”

Front-of-the-package labels clarifying the nutritional deficiencies of plant-based milk alternatives should be mandatory. 

These nutrition-deficiency labels should be required on all faux animal foods, including those intended to replace dairy, eggs and meat.

Plant-based milk alternatives should be labeled with the nutrients in milk that they’re missing and when they are fortified with vitamins and minerals the label should make clear that these nutrients are added and not naturally present.

Here are some of the nutrients in milk that aren’t present in non-dairy alternatives:

  • Antioxidants. Milk has a uniquely rich network of synergistic antioxidants including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), vitamins A and E, coenzyme Q10 and bioactive peptides. CLA, found only in the meat and milk of ruminants, is one of the most potent fat-soluble antioxidants with powerful anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Additional antioxidants unique to milk are the bioactive peptides released from its proteins during digestion.
  • Calcium. Milk is the best dietary source of highly absorbable calcium, which is necessary not only for healthy bones and teeth, but also for blood clotting, helping muscles to contract, and regulating normal heart rhythms and nerve functions.
  • Casein. Milk’s unique protein increases the absorption of its minerals, including calcium and phosphorus.
  • Vitamin B12. Milk and meat from grass-fed ruminants is the best source of B12. 

I am concerned not only with nutritional deficiencies, but also with the other health risks of genetically engineered synthetic food alternatives. 

Nearly all plant-based milk alternatives are made with genetic engineering. While very little scientific research has been done to determine the harm to human health of Frankenfoods, regulators have acknowledged that they can expose us to unique allergens, toxins and anti-nutrients. 

Our bodies might not even recognize these engineered proteins as food and could trigger immune responses to these foreign invaders. The introduction of GMOs into the food supply in the 1990s is most certainly the reason for the subsequent rash of allergies and autoimmune diseases that are all too common today.

Now, in addition to herbicide-tolerant and insecticide-producing genetically engineered crops, there is a spectrum of synthetic DNA proteins produced by genetically engineered microorganisms.

Another new fake food production technique is lab-grown meat from animal cell cultures. 

None of these GMOs, old or new, has ever been safety tested. Each poses unique nutritional deficiencies and health risks.

Consumers, especially vegans and vegetarians, have a right to know how their food was produced, and what health risks they carry.

Corporations involved in manufacturing genetically engineered and cell cultured synthetic foods and ingredients for human consumption are required to disclose the risks of these products to investors.

Why not require the same disclosures to consumers?

Thank you.