Meat industry attempts to slaughter vegetarian food. They
want to outlaw the use of certain words on vegetarian food labels, ban veggie "burger", veggie "hotdog" and soy"milk". The goal is to force veggie companies to relabel, lose money, and ultimately give profit to the meat industry. I've been eating this stuff over 20 years. I've never heard of someone traumatized by not having anus in their hotdog, but I have heard of ptsd in slaughterhouse workers. I have heard that the meat industry contributes to global warming. There is no reasonable basis in restricting the labels this way. Saying it is to stop people from confused, I think the meat backers were even laughing when they came up with that. It is an extremely poor argument and not even remotely masking the motivation behind it. At least a generation of people have grown up buying and eating veggie burgers, boca burgers, etc.
Yeah, because they see the end coming for their products. Meat production is not sustainable, healthy or even moral. The slaughter of sentient beings is now being viewed as it is, disgusting. I just heard this yesterday and more and more are getting the message: [npr.org]
It’s just the same old, same old. The status quo trying to maintain itself and keep its stakeholders rich/ employees in a job, ( that last one sometimes more of a byproduct than an aim).
I think the new industry could be creative in some instances and still be descriptive. The trend for plant based is too strong to go away easily, I think it’s more of a desperate attempt than a real threat.
If they do go ahead and we create new words for, ‘sausage like’ etc. the meat industry may ultimately lose out; as a new generation will not even relate these items to meat, and thus want to compare it with the, ‘real thing’.
Force the bastards to label their sliced cadavers, ground dead cows are NOT "ham" burgers.....murdered pig is not BACON....it is sliced sow belly that used to lactate and feed a dozen baby pigs from teats.....where did the chicken feathers go from Buffalo NY ANCHOR BAR "wings"...liars in labeling wanting to stop vegan hot dog shaped soy protein from keeping people healthy and fed ?? Thank you for this post....fight back against the mammal and bird killers by the billions
It's not surprising -- just typically disappointing. We can't have anything threatening the profit margins of established companies.
What if someone accidentally tried something new and liked it and stayed away? What a horrible thought. /snark
Again. I wish I didn't expect this behavior.