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#1 Old 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
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Mississippi makes it a jailable offense to call plant-based or cultured-meat patties



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FDA (totally not in thrall to Big Dairy): we're going to ban calling almond milk "milk"; Missouri State legislature (totally not in thrall to Big Ag): hold my beer.

Also prohibited: "veggie hot dog"; "tofu dog." The fact that beef-based hot dogs are not made from dogs is not a problem, apparently.

The law would also prohibit the use of "burger" or "dog" in relation to vat-grown, cell-based food, which is made of meat. The statute reserves these appelations for foodstuffs derived from "slaughtered livestock."

The bill, which passed in January and goes into effect now, was celebrated by thoroughly disinterested party Mike McCormick, president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation: "This bill will protect our cattle farmers from having to compete with products not harvested from an animal."
Read the rest here: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/07/he...GxkWrjr2Hq96Gk

WTF?! This is corruption plain and simple.

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#2 Old 07-16-2019, 05:31 PM
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Read the rest here: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/07/he...GxkWrjr2Hq96Gk

WTF?! This is corruption plain and simple.



This backlash is to be expected. Plant-based products are truly becoming mainstream - a threat to animal products' market share.



I think this law is likely to be challenged.

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#3 Old 07-30-2019, 08:58 PM
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That sounds unconstitutional to me.
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#4 Old 09-09-2019, 10:52 AM
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There is a lot of $$$ behind Big Ag in this country. If they perceive a threat - they will unleash the hounds. I say so what. They're not going to stem the increasing demand for plant based options.
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#5 Old 09-11-2019, 08:14 PM
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Read the rest here: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/07/he...GxkWrjr2Hq96Gk

WTF?! This is corruption plain and simple.

It looks like that law is being overturned:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetfo.../#5855e13f1c65
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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
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