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Foreigner.fi readers do not support banning vegetarian food labeled as 'sausages' or 'burgers'

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FILED - A "Veggie" sign in a supermarket on a refrigerated shelf with vegetarian products in Hamburg. Photo: picture alliance / dpa
'Veggie' sign in a supermarket on a refrigerated shelf with vegetarian products. Photo: picture alliance/dpa.

European farmers have pushed for banning 'meaty' words in relation to products that contain no meat, such as 'vegetarian burgers' or 'sausages', for a long time.

European Parliament members on Friday rejected a proposal to ban 'meaty' words in relation to products that contain no meat.

The parliamentarians did, however, vote in favour of stricter labelling rules for dairy-like products.

The proposed amendment to the European Union's agriculture regulations would have meant that only products that contain meat can be referred to by terms including "steak," "sausage," "escalope," or "burger."

While rejecting a ban of 'meaty' names, the parliament voted in favour of tightening rules for non-dairy products.

Non-dairy products are already prohibited from taking dairy names: since 2017, designations like soy or almond "milk" are banned. The proposal foresees a tightening of restrictions, also banning descriptive words such as "a la," or "type," when referring to dairy-like products.

Therefore, Foreigner.fi asked the readers in a Twitter poll: “EU Parliament voted on Friday on banning vegetarian food labeled as 'sausages' or 'burgers'. Do you support this?”

In the poll, the respondents were given two options which were 'Yes’ and 'No'.

The mini poll was answered by 33 readers and 57.6% of readers do not support banning vegetarian food labeled as 'sausages' or 'burgers'. 42.4% of readers said ‘Yes’.

One of the readers said, “What is amazing is that the EU parliament spends our taxes in this irrelevant thing.”

Foreigner.fi is going to ask a different question about Finland every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreigner.fi

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