wehende Fahnen vor dem Europa Parlament in Brüssel

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EU Commission Plans to Introduce Veggie Definitions by 2020

The EU Commission’s work programme for 2018 involves drawing up a legally binding definition of the terms “vegan” and “vegetarian” and enshrining it in law by 2020. As early as 2008, uniform rules for veggie labelling were set out in cooperation with the European Vegetarian Union (EVU) and ProVeg (formerly VEBU) and laid down in the Food Information Ordinance (LMIV) as a binding future assignment for the Commission.

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Mann im Anzug mit Boxhandschuhen – der Kampf um die Produktbezeichnun Fleisch für Fleischalternativen

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The Fight for Meat-Free Meat Has Begun

Worldwide, the consumption of purely plant-based foods is increasing, and with it the competition between various suppliers in the food industry. As a result of this change, there are increasing complaints from the meat industry about misleading product names and distortions by suppliers of animal-free meat products. The fight for meat-free meat has begun.

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