USA: Dairy Industry Cows Senate Committee Into Keeping Protectionist Rules
The political clout of California's $3.7 billion dairy industry was in evidence Wednesday when the Senate Agriculture and Water Resources Committee rejected a pro-consumer bill that set calcium requirements in accordance with standards set for a federally mandated nutrition program. Senate Bill 2164 was introduced in response to the findings of nutrition experts that the calcium content of most California milk is essentially the same as the calcium content of less-expensive milk sold outside California.
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