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‘Burger wars’: Battle over meat consumption grows partisan as lab-grown protein options expand

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC …. an unlikely political rallying cry was born. ‘They want to take away your hamburgers!’ cried Sebastian Gorka, a strategist formerly attached to the Donald Trump administration …. ‘This is what Stalin dreamed about.’ The ‘they’, naturally, were  …. a Democratic Party caucus advocating a radical ‘Green New Deal’ to mitigate the impact of climate change on the planet.

Does anyone actually want to nix your classic burger? The idea was born of a throwaway remark made by Democratic representative …. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

‘Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,’ she told a US talk show when outlining the deal’s proposals with regard to the farming sector (food production and agriculture is responsible for about 9 per cent of US greenhouse emissions). ‘Apparently, I’m a cow dictator,’ Ocasio-Cortez later told The New Yorker’s David Remnick.

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‘What’s humorous to me is that we’re finally proposing a clear, ambitious but necessary and grounded policy ….  so it’s hard for the Republicans to refute the actual policy on its substance.’

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