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Livestock Roundup

Fake Meat Fight The arguments over labeling regulations for plant-based alternatives to meat continue. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently released the results of a consumer survey showing that nearly two-thirds of respondents believed the products produced by Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and LightLife contained real beef or some form of animal byproduct. Consumers were shown the labels of the Beyond Burger product which features a cow icon, and the label on LightLife product which includes the word “beef” on the label.   Those consumer survey results are probably a sign that the industry’s market positioning has been effective. The sector has been hoping to mimic the plant based be...

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