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Food / October 23, 2020

EU farmers call for a ban on naming vegetarian alternatives after their meat counterparts

Photo: Linda McCartney Food
Food / October 23, 2020

EU farmers call for a ban on naming vegetarian alternatives after their meat counterparts

Words: Katie Gartland

The ban has been called after a rise in vegetarian and vegan food over the last few years.

The EU farming lobby are calling for a ban on naming vegetarian meat alternatives after their real counterparts. The European Parliament will vote on two amendments which would ban the use of meat and dairy terms for vegetarian and dairy substitutes today.

The farming lobby says the terms confuse consumers and disrespect farmers, they have suggested alternative names such as ‘disc’ for burger and ‘tube’ for sausage. Yum.