Skip to comments.Europeans want meat names to themselves; US lawmakers say baloney (EU wants change in names!)
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<<
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...
First they come for cheese; now they want the meat.
Enough—this is war!
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.
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.
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.
First wine, then cheese, now meats. What’s next, breads?
They are collapsing to socialism and Islam but they are worried what we call our food.
Good luck with that.
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.
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.
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.”
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Even effete Europeans (who have to bring in muzzies to get their women pregnant) smell the weakness emanating from the US government.
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.
Georgia law has no authority in other states.
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.
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.
Who is making false claims about bratwurst? Has there ever been even a single case?
"Never have I seen such a public display of Poofery!", ( RSM ,Williams).
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.
I wasn’t specifically talking about ‘bratwurst’.
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.
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”.
First it was cheese...
You were talking to Tokyo Rove or some other little piggy?
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.
There goes hamburgers, and vienna sausages. Well, vienna sausages, no loss.
When I’ve bought them, they were labeled Mexican Sweet Onions or just Sweet Onions. And they aren’t as sweet as Vidalias.
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.
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.
“Yeah, those Vietnamese sure can make good sausages.” — Flip Wilson, c 1973
I suppose they want us to call champagne “fizzy wine.”
This is baloney.
There was a German that lived in Hamburg, but left because he got tired of being called a Hamburger.
He moved to Frankfurt.