Nebraska Reclaiming “Meat” For Its Farmers


More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat.

Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year defining meat as “any edible portion of any livestock or poultry, carcass, or part thereof” and excluding “lab-grown or insect or plant-based food products.” It would make it a crime to advertise or sell something “as meat that is not derived from poultry or livestock.” More

20 Comments on Nebraska Reclaiming “Meat” For Its Farmers

  1. I get so mad when a dish in a restaurant is called “crab” whatever and it’s just the crappy fake crab. I want my money back!

    I’d be so pissed if I got something in the grocery store that was labeled meat and it wasn’t.

  2. If you only knew…
    What some food actually is.
    Those tasty scallops you get at
    the all you can eat bar could be
    sting ray wings cut out with a cookie cutter.

  3. “…veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat.”

    If you think this crap “taste like real meat” there’s something seriously wrong with your vision, sense of smell, and sense of taste!

    It does NOT look like real meat!
    It does NOT smell like real meat!
    It does NOT cook like real meat!
    It does NOT have the texture of real meat!
    It does NOT have the same nutritional value of real meat!
    And it sure the f*^K does NOT taste like real meat!

    So NEVER call this evil crap meat!!!

  4. @Claudia – That ersatz crab isn’t half bad especially in a salad, but is sure as heck ain’t crab.

    I’ve seen it called “krab” in menu descriptions, but it really should be labeled surimi.

    You might get a chuckle out of the OED 2007 draft entry for “surimi”:

    A relatively tasteless and odourless paste made from minced fish (or sometimes other meat), and which is typically flavoured, shaped, and coloured to produce an inexpensive imitation of crab, lobster, or other foods, often in stick-shaped pieces.

    (emphasis added)

  5. My pest and animal control buddy Joe, a real live Florida cracker, tells me you can get good results using soy burgers for bait if you’re fishing for gay alligators.

  6. Uncle Al, I don’t mind fake crap. It’s pretty good as a snack or, like you said, in a salad.

    I just get peeved with false advertisements! Hummm, something like, “I’m a conservative” Romney!

  7. Good work, Nebraska. Now go reclaim the words “male, female, marriage,” and while you are at it, “shall not be infringed”.

  8. Most fake crab is made from Pollock out of the Bering Sea,dyed and formed into shapes to look like crab legs.
    It is one of the most plentiful fish in the Bering Sea.
    Highly Regulated.

  9. Google Millennial Hunters. It will be quite shocking. Hunting is making a big comeback do to Millennials quest for natural, drug free meat. They’re fishing too. I read a great article on this a couple days ago. They’re even rubbing shoulders with us old salts. Next thing you know they’ll be registering as Republicans.

  10. May there never be an I in your meat
    Me @ that’s not funny, yes it is
    Meat: Only if it was alive is it a what’s for dinner winner

  11. Veg-tards claim to abhor meat. So why do they try to make everything look and taste like it?

    It’s like butches who hate men do what they can (gag) to look like them.

  12. Hey, Moxie Man! Long time no visual!

    I was saying the same thing! (The vegetarian copy meat). And the texture is so off, too. Who are they trying to convince? Us or themselves? lol

  13. I sat in a tree for a couple of hours yesterday hoping to blast the wild hog I’ve been seeing on my game camera. Since my chest freezer is already full of venison, I’ll have to buy another. Also, I’m going bear hunting in May in Northern Idaho and I’m feeling lucky. It’s been a while since I had bear sausage.

    Meat is murder! Delicious, succulent MURDER!

  14. What is with this obsession with simulated “reality?”

    “Meatless” meat? What’s the point?
    Fags are simulate women.
    Dykes are simulate men.
    Demonrats are simulate Communists.
    RINOs are simulate Demonrats.
    Beerless beer is simulate beer.
    izlam is simulate religion.

    WTF? If you don’t eat meat; graze!
    Why attempt to deceive yourself?

    Delusion seems to be the wave of the future (or the wave of the present).
    Perhaps the Father of All Lies is working overtime?

    izlamo delenda est …

  15. I’ve actually been surprised by meatless meat. No, not a tofu steak or satay bacon or anything glued together to look like meat.

    It was the US Military MREs. I buy a few cases every year in case of disaster. As a result, I eat through the old cases. They’re great for camping, fishing, etc.

    The meals labeled “vegetarian” grossed me out, just by having that word on the packaging. It’s usually a pasta based meal. So years ago they ended up being the remaining meals in a case.

    Then one day, I tried one.

    I don’t know how they do it, but the “meat” in the vegetarian lasagna, you would be surprised. It has consistency and taste of real meat, you don’t need to mix it with the other ingredients to get the effect. Just the “meat” alone is very convincing.

    Nowadays, I’ll grab the vegetarian menu right out of a fresh MRE case.


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