In Dairyland, butter law is a sticking point

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 22, 2011 - 5:12 PM

Wisconsinites are debating whether to scrap a law that gives an edge to butter on restaurant tables.

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grandpa64Oct. 22, 11 7:25 PM

Actually I think California took over the Dairyland label. But what I want to know, don't they also grow corn in Sconnie? Margerine is made from Corn just like ethanol.

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hobie2Oct. 22, 11 8:11 PM

Good thing they did restrict it - the old stuff was trans-fat-unchained - hey, and now butterfat is ok (unless you are a rat eating a pound a day)..

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gophernotOct. 22, 11 8:13 PM

Butter just taste better.Some restaurants will pass off margarine as butter if you change the law.

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jimatelyOct. 22, 11 8:15 PM

There realy is no replacement for butter. Solid vegitable oil just doesn't cut it.

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ThegonagleOct. 22, 11 8:19 PM

Margarine can be (and is) made from a variety of vegetable oils, not just corn oil. I definitely prefer the real thing though.

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jkaplinOct. 22, 11 8:50 PM

Stop taking away people's freedom to choose. That is all this law has done. People trying to prevent other people from making decisions that go against their business plan. Of course this head of the Dairy Association doesn't want that law changed, it interferes with his money maker.

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davewtcOct. 22, 11 8:53 PM

"Why would you want to support a product that is a poor substitute for the real thing?" said Brad Legreid >> I guess Brad hasn't "heard about the on-going cholesterol problem in the country." Now that trans-fats have been largely eliminated, margarine should be healthier.

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sonjalangOct. 22, 1110:32 PM

jkaplin: People have the right to ask for margarine in Wisconsin restaurants. It's just not the default, 'go to' spread.

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thecolonel63Oct. 22, 1110:36 PM

"Right to choose?". You ca eat margarine like ice cream in Wisconsin if you want, and in a restaurant if you prefer it (hard to understand why) you can order it.

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rlwr51Oct. 22, 1110:46 PM

I would hate to go to a restaurant and ask for milk and get soy milk instead or ask for orange juice and get Tang. I feel the same about butter and don't think the issue is any different.

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