Canada has already surrendered in this labeling war, agreeing to impose restrictions on the use of "feta" and other common cheese names. Wimps!
Back in the USA, when Democrat US Senators weren't reading from Dr. Seuss to promote their environmentalist dogma the other day, more than half of the body's members were urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Trade Representative Michael Froman to fight the proposal. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) asked:
Can you imagine going into a grocery store and cheddar and
provolone are called something else?
Demonstrating an uncommon sense of humor for a man whose normal modus operandi normally is quite vituperative, Senator Charles Schumer (NY-D), said:
Muenster is Muenster, no matter how you slice it.
Restricting their businesses unfairly, the Eurozone is waging war on small- and medium- sized, family-owned farms and firms. The objective? To create barriers to free market dairy trade and competition.
Kraft Foods Group, Denver-based Leprino Foods (the world's largest mozzarella maker), and groups such as the National Milk Producers Association, U.S. Dairy Export Council, and the American Farm Bureau Federation are protesting.
For crying out loud! That's what Europeans do!
Let the discussion begin...
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