The dairy industry is asking federal health officials to consider a plan that would allow them to sweeten milk with aspartame without having mention it on the label.
The Food and Drug Administration is actually considering the measure. Current regulations call for all ingredients to be displayed prominently on the packaging.
Consumer groups and some dairy farmers are against the idea. But the dairy industry is watching milk sales decline and thinks that swapping out the sugar that’s added to flavored milks for a low-calorie sweetener like aspartame is the answer. But kids don’t like the term “low-calorie,” so the National Dairy Council wants to leave it off the label.
If you're against the idea, you can sign an online petition.