What’s the harm, many of you said. So people are creating fake meat out of genetically modified enzymes from soy roots. And they’re supposedly making it juicy and creating it to taste almost like actual meat. Why panic? Nobody is making us eat it, right?
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The vegans are on the march and they’re coming for our cows. And now they’ve gone to court and asked a judge to go along with their evil plans. In a recently filed suit out of Chicago, the plaintiffs are asking to have a Mississippi law struck down. The measure bans companies from calling their Frankenstein products “meat” and the plaintiffs are objecting that this is a violation of their freedom of speech. (CBS Chicago)
A federal lawsuit filed by a Chicago vegan food maker says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.”
The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and Chicago-based Upton’s Naturals Co., which makes vegan products and sells them in many states, including Mississippi.
It was filed the same day Mississippi enacted a new law that bans plant-based products from being labeled as meat.
Here’s one of the cunning plant-peddlers now, complaining about the law.
A new Mississippi law makes it a crime to use terms like “veggie burger.” Upton's Naturals is working with @inst4justice and @GrowPlantBased to fight for our First Amendment right to use terms our customers understand on our labels. Read more: https://t.co/7UCv6yRZIs
— Upton's Naturals (@UptonsNaturals) July 2, 2019
You see where this is going, right? If they can pull off some sort of bogus free speech argument, pretty soon they’ll be able to start pawning off their creations on an unknowing public and just start calling the Impossible Burgers meat. Or even beef. Meanwhile, all the cows will be loaded up and taken to no-kill shelters or something.
Not everyone is giving up without a fight, however. Louisiana just passed a new law demanding honesty in food labeling and it goes into effect next year.
In Louisiana, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a law to keep veggie products from being called meat, non-rice products from being described as rice and sugar alternatives from being marketed as sugar. It becomes law in October 2020.
Thanks to Governor Edwards for trying to hold the line. And just keep in mind what some of these people are out there selling. Impossible Foods uses “heme” to make their monstrous creations look like the real deal. And what is “heme,” you ask? They provide an answer.
We started by using the heme-containing protein from the roots of soy plants. It’s called soy leghemoglobin. We took the DNA from soy plants and inserted it into a genetically engineered yeast. And we ferment this yeast—very similar to the way Belgian beer is made. But instead of producing alcohol, our yeast multiply and produce a lot of heme.
Makes your mouth water just reading the words, doesn’t it?