Missouri has become the first state to regulate the word "meat," ruling that lab-grown "meats" and plant-based alternatives can't use the word. According to USA Today, producers can be fined for "misrepresenting a product as meat that is not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry." The law was pushed by the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, which has argued that the term is confusing shoppers and harming ranchers. Just days before, the maker of Tofurky filed a lawsuit in the state seeking to block the regulation and allow the company to continue to use "meat nomenclature" like "sausage" and "hot dogs.” Via LinkedIn News
Reminds me of Hellman’s Mayo (Unilever) suing little Hampton Creek, maker of “Just Mayo”, a vegan alternative that saves tons of water and pollution per year by omitting eggs. If our planet is going to make it another hundred years, we can’t continue factory farming at this rate. It is flat out unsustainable.
- The water required to produce a pound of beef = 32 showers.
- A 1/4 pound of hamburger requires over 600 gallons of water to produce
- 29% of the world’s water goes to animal production. 1 in 6 or 1.1 billion people go each day without access to clean drinking water.
- +50,033 gallons of water by giving up dairy = over 200,000 gallons of water per year by simply leaving meat and dairy off the menu!
Check out Cowspiracy for more info.
We should be happy people are eating alternative meats. Also, anyone think about Camille Preaker with this rule coming from Missouri? Pigs are smarter than dogs, you know. #WindGap