Vegetarianism

Time to take veggie burgers and sausages off the menu?

Criticism of EU plans to change veggie food labelling
Could vegetarian sausages and veggie burgers be taken off the menu? 

The EU's Agriculture Committee is weighing up proposals to prevent the manufacturers of vegetarian food from using words like sausage, burger and mince to describe their products. A Lords committee is investigating what the impact could be.
 
Kristiina Cooper reports.

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'Decades of growth' for meat-free food

BBC Radio 5 Live

Wake Up To Money

Quorn fillets pack
Quorn Foods

Kevin Brennan, chief executive of Quorn Foods is obviously delighted that his product will be sold through KFC branches, but he told Wake Up To Money that the new meat-free burger is something that the two companies have been working on for some time.

"We recognise that at a place like KFC where there's a very narrow menu they have to [launch a vegan burger] at the right time.

"We learned that with Greggs. It was similarly a long process."

He predicted "decades of growth" for the production of meat-free food.

There's a generational shift in meat consumption," he said.

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