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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:28 PM

Senator slams 'fake food fad,' introduces bill to crack down on fake meat labeling

As plant-based protein makes it way on to more and more store shelves and restaurant menus, one Republican senator says she wants to end “deceptive” labeling, which she worries could be fooling consumers.

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) — who is also a cattle rancher — recently introduced the Real MEAT Act. The bill would put new labeling requirements on fake meat products.

“I think we're seeing a number of fake food fads that are going on and we want to make sure that consumers know what they're buying,” said Fischer. “When you look at a lot of the plant-based meals that are being put out there, they're trying to piggyback on really, really good nutritious, safe beef.”

The senator told Yahoo Finance she had “big concerns” about the impact of plant-based protein on the ranching industry in her state.

https://news.yahoo.com/senator-slams-fake-food-fad-introduces-bill-to-crack-down-on-fake-meat-labeling-174726451.html

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Reply Senator slams 'fake food fad,' introduces bill to crack down on fake meat labeling (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2019 OP
MuseRider Dec 2019 #1
Doremus Dec 2019 #8
elleng Dec 2019 #2
KPN Dec 2019 #3
johnp3907 Dec 2019 #4
jberryhill Dec 2019 #9
NBachers Dec 2019 #5
Roland99 Dec 2019 #6
Cartoonist Dec 2019 #7
milestogo Dec 2019 #10
Initech Dec 2019 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:33 PM

1. Most of us are not as stupid as you

seem to think we are. Anyone with a commitment to not eat meat looks very carefully at what they buy. Anyone who hates "fake" meat for whatever reason checks too. Does she really think people are getting hoodwinked by people who don't want to eat meat?

Just another disgusting R with her own personal gain in mind. Also probably a real hate on for those of us who do not want or cannot eat meat.

I mean really, how dare we?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 05:17 PM

8. She's putting food on her own table.

Self-serving cattle rancher using her position and the resources of the federal govt to line her own pockets.

Just the usual repuke behavior.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:35 PM

2. cattle rancher

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:41 PM

3. Lol. These people are nuts! Really ...

they just can’t handle different ... in any way, manner, or shape ... and now including food. They are. They are frigging NUTS!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:45 PM

4. Outlaw Grape Nuts!!!!

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 06:04 PM

9. They are neither grape nor nuts!

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:51 PM

5. Thanks for looking out fer us, Debbie *chortle*

The new “relaxed “ standards in meat processing are driving me even further away from “safe” meat.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:53 PM

6. I agree! I bit into this fake food the other day and had my stomach pumped....

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:55 PM

7. I'm reminded of those ranchers who sued Oprah

She said she would never eat meat again, so they claimed she was destroying the meat industry.

The meat industry has also fought against labelling of their products

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:06 PM

10. They're doing the same thing with "fake milk" in Wisconsin.

Assuming that people who drink fake milk are doing so by accident.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:09 PM

11. I'm totally shocked that a cattle rancher would be opposed to alternative meat products! Shocked!!!

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