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July 09, 2020 - euronews

Vegetarians take beef over French food labelling law to Brussels

Vegetarians take beef over French food labelling law to Brussels
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A vegetarian lobby group has headed to Brussels in an attempt to take France's new food labelling law — which prohibits the use of terms like "burger" and "sausage" when describing meat alternatives — off the menu.

The European Vegetarian Union (EVU) said France had "privileged meat over reason".

It filed a complaint against the law arguing if meat alternatives are described accurately — like in the label "vegan soya sausage" — there was little room for confusion.

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