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Food scientist Marion Nestle: Meat industry hires ‘zombie’ lobbyist group to attack Beyond, Impossible Burgers

| | October 31, 2019

Just in time for Halloween, the zombie is back.

I can hardly believe that the deeply discredited Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is on the attack again with another one of its snarky full-page ads in the New York Times (Monday, October 28).

 

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Image: New York Times

The Center is infamous for secrecy about who pays for such things.

In this case, it’s easy to guess that the meat industry must [be] behind it.  The most likely candidate is the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) on the basis of its already aggressive campaign against plant-based meat alternatives (see below).

If beef producers are hiring the Center for Consumer Freedom, you know that their industry is in real trouble.

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If they are employing the CCF, they deserve to be in trouble.

NCBA Lobbying

CleanFoodFacts.com:  Does it exist?  I can’t find it online.

FoodNavigator-USA has a report of the press release for this, and the Center’s vague discussion of where the funding comes from.

Original article: The Zombie Center for Consumer Freedom is back. Its target? Plant-based meat.

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