MEPs vote to ban vegan sausage rolls

It sounds like a nonsense story from a British tabloid, but a European Parliament committee this week voted to stop meat-free products using names like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’.

The curious decision – backed by just 25 members of the EU Parliament’s Agriculture Committee – is not binding, but campaigners say it sends the wrong message when climate and health experts agree we should be reducing the amount of meat we consume.

Under the proposals non-animal products would be banned from using names including ‘steak’, ‘burger’, ‘cheese’ and ‘milk’.

Agricultural lobbyists argue that consumers are confused by terms such as ‘veggie burger’ or ‘vegan sausage’.



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