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May 07, 2019 - Irish Times

What’s really in veggie burgers? Well, they aren’t always made of veg

What’s really in veggie burgers? Well, they aren’t always made of veg
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When you buy a beef burger, the main ingredient has to be beef. With veggie burgers, you may not know what you are getting unless you read the back of the packet.

The labelling of vegetarian food with similar names to those used for meat is getting under the skin of the European Parliament’s agricultural committee, which wants us all to stop using the word “burger” for anything that does not contain animal flesh. Under proposed legislation, food producers would have to come up with alternative names for alternatives to meat such as veggie burgers, steaks or sausages.

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