Where's the beef? Ranchers, companies at odds over what can be called 'meat.'


Alice Mannette and Andrew Bahl, Topeka Capital-Journal

via Dodge City Daily Globe (KS) - Feb 19, 2021


Brad Rayl thinks people know what meat is and what it is not.


But for Rayl, a cattle rancher in Buhler, things are a bit complicated ?Rayl is also on the board of a vegetable protein manufacturing company in Hutchinson - Kansas Protein Foods.


While he feels people already can recognize the difference between animal meat and plant-based meat, he also thinks it makes sense for manufacturers of products that do not contain animal products to clarify what they are actually selling.


"You ought to have a nutritional label and report to people what it is," Rayl said. "For those who don't want that (meat) in their diet, it's a good alternative."


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