Viewpoint: Beef industry opposition to plant-based burgers about stifling competition—not consumer protection

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There’s a speech war brewing in your supermarket’s meat section.

On one side are the beef producers who are fed up with plant-based products invading the meat aisle. On the other side are the plant-based meat producers — and the First Amendment.

These bills are not about protecting consumers. So what’s really going on? As Missouri state Rep. Greg Razer explained: “We have to protect our cattle industry, our hog farmers, our chicken industry.” Ditto in Arkansas where the primary House sponsor said that their law was designed “to protect the agricultural producers in our state.”

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From the makers of veggie burgers? Apparently so.

Related article:  Indiana state lawmaker introduces lab-grown meat labeling bill, citing need for food transparency

Read full, original articles: Opinion: The Meat Industry Wants To Censor Your Veggie Burger

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