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Europeans want meat names to themselves; US lawmakers say baloney (EU wants change in names!)
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Posted on 04/09/2014 4:32:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

He's talking about the European Union wanting to rename the meats in his case. The E.U. wants to limit what we call certain meats that are linked to specific regions across the pond. That means, for example, any bologna, black forest ham or brat not made in its motherland would need some other name.

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There should be zero compliance with this law.
1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:32:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

>>There should be zero compliance with this law<<

And we will indeed ignore it (even teh one will have to follow US Business on this one).

We still won’t follow French wine naming rules.

However, if the euroweenies want to name the middle finger we flip at them we might adopt that name...


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:34:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

First they come for cheese; now they want the meat.

Enough—this is war!


3 posted on 04/09/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is a region here in Georgia, in and around Vidalia where Vidalia onions are grown. Georgia has strict legislation about what other onions grown outside this region can be called.

I’m sure that things like Wisconsin cheese, or many other products in this country have some sort of legal protection in this regard.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 4:36:12 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

My BIL owned a few trucks recently and one of the runs they made was to Mexico to pick up Vidalia onions grown there. They were sold as Vidalias too.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 4:41:19 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Gaffer

If I ran a business, any state trying to impose name rules could KMA. Especially seeing how these are the same meats being made by emigrants from these countries.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 4:41:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

First wine, then cheese, now meats. What’s next, breads?


7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:44:20 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

They are collapsing to socialism and Islam but they are worried what we call our food.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:44:46 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good luck with that.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:45:26 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was talking to a pig the other day...he seemed very upset about the term “spam.” He looked at me with tears in his little piggy eyes and said “I don’t even HAVE e-mail!”

Sheesh. If consumers really cared that “Blue Lake Green Beans” didn’t really come from Blue Lake, they would only buy the genuine article. The free market still rocks.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:45:31 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Europe was.......


11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ViLaLuz; Red in Blue PA

This disease has been going on within the eu for decades.
They must have run out of internal targets and so are attacking fresh ground. Commie control freaks.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:50 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: saganite; Gaffer

The problem is that “Vidalia onion” has just became a generic name to describe a sweet onion, just as “bratwurst” has become a generic name to describe a particular type of sausage. So you can’t really go and retroactively reclaim the name.

Wisconsin cheeses is pretty general; for example, a Wisconsin cheddar or a Wisconsin blue means that they’re from Wisconsin, but the cheddar or blue describes the type of cheese. Maybe the Europeans should just go for inserting the word “true” or even their country name before the regional name that has now become a generic description: “True Brie,” or “French Brie,” for example, instead of trying to get the rest of the world to retro-adapt to their demands.

And Vidalia onions from Vidalia could be called something like “Georgia Vidalias.”


13 posted on 04/09/2014 4:49:46 AM PDT by livius
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To: Red in Blue PA

Here’ an answer:

FUEU


14 posted on 04/09/2014 4:50:36 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: moose07

Even effete Europeans (who have to bring in muzzies to get their women pregnant) smell the weakness emanating from the US government.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 4:50:44 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: saganite

My guess is that if you looked at the name closely it would say “Vidalia-like”....with Vidalia very pronounced and the “like” much smaller.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 4:51:21 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Georgia law has no authority in other states.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 4:51:50 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: WayneS

Understood. And that is why there is a special Chamber of Commerce, if you will, that spends a great deal of its time debunking claims of Vidalia-ness, marketing, advertising, outreach, education, etc.

One can grow a strain of onions sired in that area in other regions, but it is believed that the soil in which they are grown in and around Vidalia is what perpetuates the taste.

Me? I don’t care one way or the other. I was merely pointing out that there are all sorts of protections that have the force of law behind them, too.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 4:55:22 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can’t disagree with that. Free and open capitalism, yes.
But that always comes with life’s little annoyances - like false claims, underhandedness, etc.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 4:56:57 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Who is making false claims about bratwurst? Has there ever been even a single case?


20 posted on 04/09/2014 5:00:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jjotto
smell the weakness emanating from the US government.

"Never have I seen such a public display of Poofery!", ( RSM ,Williams).

21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:02:28 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: livius
"So you can’t really go and retroactively reclaim the name."

What the heck are you talking about 'retroactively'. The Vidalia onion industry started there in the 1930s and grew in popularity every year since then. It was only until the 1970s when they started seeing imitations and the "-like" onions grown elsewhere and created associations and the like to centralize the growing region. Besides being protected within the State of Georgia (1986) it is also a trademarked product, which IS offered at least some protection outside the state. In the end, I don't really care about the protections per se. I know when I buy a Vidalia onion, I always look to see where it was grown, so it's a moot point IMO.

22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wasn’t specifically talking about ‘bratwurst’.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 5:11:45 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was once deployed to Uzbekistan, where Russian is still spoken.

Local Uzbeks were horrified to hear that we fired up the grill just to “roast a few brats”. `Brat’ means brother in Russian. They thought cannibalism was afoot.

;^)


24 posted on 04/09/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Perhaps someone should remind these cretins that if it wasn’t for the United States of America their entire continent would currently be named “Nazi Germany”.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 5:17:35 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Red in Blue PA

First it was cheese...


26 posted on 04/09/2014 5:18:41 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Mich Patriot

You were talking to Tokyo Rove or some other little piggy?


27 posted on 04/09/2014 5:20:39 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Gaffer

That’s what I meant. The Vidalia onion has been around for long enough that in most people’s minds it just means “sweet onion,” so it became a generic name. You say you always look to see where it was grown (I look at all my produce to see that, frankly), so if only Vidalia onions from Vidalia could be labeled as “Georgia Vidalias,” that would probably make it easier.

I honestly don’t see how we can want the government to go in and start imposing names on things retroactively and then pursuing supposed violaters. But if a farmers’ group wants to start calling them Georgia Vidalias and try to set up standards for their production, I think that’s fine, and they can henceforth market them with the name Georgia Vidalia, which will make them more valuable to consumers. But having the government get in there and mess around with names is just something we don’t need.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 5:29:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: Gaffer
Actually Vidalia (Toombs County) lost that battle and anyplace growing the “Vidalia” variety of onion can call it a Vidalia onion. They are now grown in about 20 counties in southern GA.

http://www.sweetonion.com/voc-fact.htm

29 posted on 04/09/2014 5:43:18 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There goes hamburgers, and vienna sausages. Well, vienna sausages, no loss.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 5:43:22 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: lostboy61

Tokyo Rove?


31 posted on 04/09/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: saganite

When I’ve bought them, they were labeled Mexican Sweet Onions or just Sweet Onions. And they aren’t as sweet as Vidalias.


32 posted on 04/09/2014 6:21:24 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: livius

My personal opinion is that government should stay out of it altogether, frankly. Likewise for price supports for milk, dairy, ethanol (corn), all of that.

It is when you start accepting this government’s aegis/support you give up a piece of your soul, IMO. You also give up your freedom.


33 posted on 04/09/2014 6:53:19 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: livius
And Vidalia onions from Vidalia could be called something like “Georgia Vidalias.”

To differentiate them from the Mexican Vidalias, they should be called Vidalia Vidalias. Then when the Mexican Vidalias become Mexican Vidalia Vidalias, the Vidalia Vidalias should become Vidalia Vidalia Vidalias.

Glad I could help here.

34 posted on 04/09/2014 6:53:27 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: biggerten

“Yeah, those Vietnamese sure can make good sausages.” — Flip Wilson, c 1973


35 posted on 04/09/2014 6:55:22 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: Red in Blue PA

I suppose they want us to call champagne “fizzy wine.”


36 posted on 04/09/2014 7:01:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is baloney.


37 posted on 04/09/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: biggerten

There was a German that lived in Hamburg, but left because he got tired of being called a Hamburger.

He moved to Frankfurt.

DK


38 posted on 04/09/2014 11:14:19 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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