SOURCE: Center for Global Food Issues

August 30, 2005 11:37 ET

CGFI Launches Dairy Producer Rights Resource on

CHURCHVILLE, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2005 -- The Center for Global Food Issues has launched a Web page on its site to help dairy producers learn, share and voice their opinions about the challenges facing conventional dairy production -- specifically misleading marketing practices currently employed by organic giants.

The resource page offers supportive government, academic and consumer resources and links to Web sites dedicated to informing dairy producers of their rights and options. Additional perks such as the ability to voice and share concerns, take surveys, report misleading dairy labels and request additional information will also be available to dairy producers.

"The alarming truth is that many producers are unaware of their rights and the various avenues available to protect themselves against unfair competition from false or misleading claims disparaging their products," conveyed Alex Avery in his latest blog posting about the issue. "Others are concerned about the negative impact that unethical or illegal absence claims (such as hormone-free) have on consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. And, most are unaware of the extensive network of allies (including consumers) and support resources available to help them combat such malicious marketing practices."

Blogger Alex Avery's latest Milk is Milk blog on the subject can be found at

Avery is the research director for the Hudson Institute's Center for Global Food Issues; his blog addresses marketing issues in the dairy industry which affect consumers, dairy farmers and processors. To learn more, visit or

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