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Botany defines milk as a kind of juice or sap, usually white in colour, found in certain plants. Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.

Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favours a dairy monopoly

Margarine makers once had to colour their product pink. Calls to restrict the use of the word milk are similarly protectionist.
A rural advocacy group in New Zealand wants milks made from plants, such as almond or rice milk, called juices. from

Almonds don’t lactate, but that’s no reason to start calling almond milk juice

New Zealand’s dairy industry is arguing consumers are being misled if the term “milk” is used for plant-based products such as almond or coconut milk, but consumers are savvier than that.

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