National Party in Australia to lobby against terms like “milk” and “meat” for plant-based products
The National Party in Australia is calling for plant-based products to be banned from using terms like “milk” and “meat”.
A motion was moved at the Nationals Federal Council in Canberra over the weekend.
Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie said:
"If you want chicken — natural chicken, actual chicken — then that's what it should be called. If you want plant-based protein that tastes like chicken, then that's what it should be called.
"At the moment, there's ambiguity and, I would suggest, deliberate attempts by some of these plant-based protein manufacturers to trade on the good, honest work of our meat producers or our milk producers.”
It follows a push from campaign group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) to ban the use of these terms which they say are “misleading”.