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so 8th continent is not vegan [16 Jan 2006|02:39am]

forsakenxvision
Lanolin-laced Soymilk Hits the Supermarkets: the Vitamin D3 Story


The world has functioned quite well with seven continents until this year when two conglomerates combined their efforts to add one more, 8th Continent. A joint venture of Protein Technologies International and General Mills, 8th Continent is gearing up to flood the American market with its new laboratory creation--soymilk that won't be labeled vegetarian.

Protein Technologies International, creator and worldwide marketer of Solae brand soy protein and soy fiber and developer of this soymilk, has been a division of Dupont since it was purchased by the giant chemical company in 1997.

Skeptics who wonder what kinds of products would emerge from joint efforts of General Mills and Dupont would find some of their answers on the labels of 8th Continent soymilk. No one should assume that a soymilk is vegetarian or vegan.

When we called General Mills Consumer Information to inquire if this soymilk were vegetarian, we were informed that the product was not vegan. The representative first stated that it contained lanolin. When we asked what the lanolin was for, he responded that it was in Vitamin D used to fortify the milk. "The lanolin is from wool fat," he said.

In Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, the authors point out that Vitamin D can be from animal and plant sources. Vitamin D2 is derived from plants like some mushrooms, certain seaweeds, and yeast. "Ergocalciferol, commonly referred to as vitamin D2, is commercially produced from yeasts by irradiation," the authors say.

"When a fortified food or supplement label says 'vitamin D3 or "cholecalciferol,' that means the origin was animal (generally fish, but sometimes from sheep wool, hides or other animal parts such as cattle brains). Often milk or margarine, which may be thought of as vegetarian products, will contain vitamin D3 of animal origin. We have even found supplements that are labeled 'vegetarian,' yet contain Vitamin D3; upon further inquiry, the suppliers were surprised to realize that the Vitamin D used was of animal origin. Occasionally a soymilk can be found that uses D3 instead of D2, though most have chosen the D2 (plant) form and clearly list D2 on the nutrition panel."

To make the product more attractive and tasty, the manufacturer has added color and natural and artificial flavor as well as sugar and salt. The label does not indicate the source of the color or flavors. Information about color and flavors are proprietary and does not have to be revealed by the company. Nowhere on the label does one see the words "organic" or "non-GMO."

In contrast one can purchase Westsoy 100% Organic Non Dairy Soy Beverage that has only two items on its ingredients list: FILTERED WATER AND WHOLE ORGANIC SOYBEANS.

Uncowed by the dairy industry that has tried to prevent producers of rice and soy beverages from using the word "milk" in their products, 8th Continent is calling their product "soymilk." In 2000 the National Milk Producers Federation wrote to the FDA claiming that soymilk is mislabeled. "The law says you don't got milk if it doesn"t come from a cow," said a spokesman for the milk producers group.

Packaged in 8 oz. and 32 oz. blue plastic bottles, 8th Continent soymilk comes in three flavors. The original (plain) version contains 3 grams of fat (none saturated), no cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 8 g of carbohydrates, 7 g of protein, 6 g of sugar, and1 g of dietary fiber.

The vanilla flavor is higher in sugar (10 g) and carbohydrates (11 g). The chocolate beverage adds much more sugar (21 g), more carbohydrates (23 g), more sodium (190 mg), and a small amount of saturated fat.

The small size sells for $1 while the quart size is $2.

Ingredients in the original flavor are listed below:
SOYMILK (WATER, SOY PROTEIN, SOYBEAN OIL, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SUGAR, POTASSIUM CITRATE, COLOR ADDED, CELLULOSE GEL, SOY LECITHIN, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, VITAMIN A (PALMITATE), VITAMIN B12, VITAMIN D, VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) CONTAINS SOY INGREDIENTS
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WOWED [01 Aug 2005|05:33am]

rhythmic_soul
[ mood | happy ]

I can't believe this group exists! This is so awesome!

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[21 Jun 2005|04:02am]

gumby27
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P.S.- I LOVE CHOCOLATE SOY MILK!
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[08 Nov 2004|08:35pm]
__shredthis
[ mood | full ]

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soo good

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*for the sake of* [02 Oct 2004|07:32pm]

dreamsimmortal
[ mood | creative ]

...the last time someone posted in here was a while ago... so i decided to post...
...i just want to say that i still love chocolate soy milk, just as much as i did when i joined this community, if not more...
...my work here is done...
<3

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UPDATE [28 Aug 2004|05:33am]

forsakenxvision
I had CSM sitting in my fridge for weeks. why didnt I finish it!

dammit.


I need another chocolate soy milk party


PRONTO!!!!!!!!!!



yummm. that is the shit I get. it the best out there. have you guys tried it?
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[08 Aug 2004|08:37pm]

preciousroy
I got some CSM! The best kind too! 8th Continent!!!

YAY!!!!
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post pictures. [26 Jul 2004|01:32pm]

girlychester
Alright, since this is becoming really inactive, and no one seems to have any soy milk news...I think everyone in this community should post pictures of themselves. I want to know who you all are. I want to know who likes Chocolate Soy Milk. Show yourselves!!!!!
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CSM [22 Jul 2004|03:23am]

forsakenxvision
past 2 times I have bought my CSM at like 11 at night so I can have it. mostly to have a CSM party or just to have it while eating free pizza from DOMINOS.

it is crazy how I by that.
nothing else for food, unless I go out.
does anyone do this.
I need some major comments.
it is gettin so lonely in here.

people need to have partys in their houses with CSM.. PRONTO.

post pictures of you and CSM.

please. it will rock!!
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i'll delete it if it's not allowed. [18 Jul 2004|12:08am]

donteverworry
mvineyard.
if you go to marthas vineyard or even live there! it's just a place to post pictures of marthas vineyard or talk.
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heeeelo... [11 Jul 2004|03:10pm]

dreamsimmortal
[ mood | good ]

..hey all... i just had a nice tall glass of CSM... can i just say, that stuff is insanely REFRESHING..! ...untill next time...

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chester's up in hurrrrrr [11 Jul 2004|01:40am]

girlychester
why wasn't I invited to this XchocosoyfestX
title or description
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[10 Jul 2004|02:03am]

forsakenxvision








FUCK AWESOME CSM PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[04 Jul 2004|09:23pm]

donteverworry
oh my goodness. i'm new here, we ran out of csm like 3 days ago. i'm dying!!!

i need some now!!!
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hey...! [20 Jun 2004|01:07am]

dreamsimmortal
[ mood | amused ]

um... hi... my name's christie, i just joined the community so i thought id say hello! uh, this is neat, a community for chocolate soy milk lovers! hooray, i love csm! so the story is, is that i first liked chocolate soy milk and i got my parents hooked on it too... stumbling accross this community has made me crave some right now, but alas... i drank the last of it today!! nooo! hopefully i can buy some more tomorrow... well i feel kinda dorky expressing my thoughts on chocolate soy milk, but i guess its cool because everyone is doing the same thing... yes!! untill next time...

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[07 Jun 2004|01:22am]

forsakenxvision
OMG... HOLY OH MAN.. I FINALLY GOT SOME CSM!!!!!!!!


I LOVE IT

IT HAS BEEN MONTHS.. OH MAN.. FUCK IT IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!



IT IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!



YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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[17 May 2004|08:41pm]

preciousroy
[ mood | bored ]

Yeah, guess who has some CSM in their fridge...and is drinking it right now!!!

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[16 May 2004|03:31pm]

forsakenxvision
me and chris were talking.
I was talking about burping.
and I was like "have you ever burped when you drink CSM?"
him"no"
me"wouldnt it be weird?"

so tell me have you burped and it taste like CSM.


POST!
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[12 May 2004|11:14pm]

forsakenxvision
geez... I want chocolate soy milk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



RAWR... when will I buy some...???



does anyone want to get me some??!!
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3 questions regarding csm [10 May 2004|08:07pm]

_born_slippy
All neat and spectacular people, i reccomend you answer these special questions about csm
1. what is better about csm? the texture or the taste?
2. what makes the wholesome goodness of the nutritious beverage so lovely and amazing?
3. what song reminds you of the awesomeness that truly is csm?
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