miss diminutive: So will the EU give up Manhattans, Long Island Iced Teas, Boston cream pies, Buffalo wings. Philly cheesesteaks, Key Lime pies, New York style pizzas, Mississippi Mud Pies, Monterey Jack cheese, New England clam chowder etc?
aerojockey: Suck it, Europe.You guys had every opportunity to protect your regional names when these products were introduced./having said that, I have no objection to getting rid of Kraft Parmesean cheese, that stuff is awful
OgreMagi: TV's Vinnie: OgreMagi: cptjeff: The EU can fark off.The EU will ban American products in the same category if we don't go along. For example, if California sparkling wines were labeled "Champagne" or simply said "champagne method", ALL American wines would be banned in the entire EU.Since when does the EU buy American Cheese or wines? Before he got croaked, Steve Irwin used to campaign & lobby Australian authorities to ban American cheeses from it's shores.I don't know about our cheese, but California wine is quite popular in Europe.
ClavellBCMI: Enforce your laws all you want in the EU, just don't export them here (and we will keep our laws over here... hopefully).
OgreMagi: vpb: It would be a good thing if they actually had to taste something like what they are called, but the whole business about having to make it in a certain place seems unreasonable.When the product name was derived from the location it was created, it makes sense. Bordeaux is only made in Bordeaux. Champagne is only made in Champagne. EU laws are very strict about that. What do you think would happen if some foreign based company started to market "Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? California wine makers would have a shiat fit.
Jim_Callahan: where staples are concerned the US is feeding like 80% of the world
dprathbun: I believe Moët & Chandon tried this a couple of decades ago with 'champagne'. It didn't work out too well with the hoi polloi, but Moët did not surrender! They still does not use that word on their own sparkling wines.I'm all for it. Stop calling stuff something that it's not just because it sounds good.
doyner: If we had parmesan mozzarella or feta in this country, sure, that'd be annoying. Seeing as we have only colored and flavored plastic in our supermarkets, I see no reason for outrage.
vpb: It would be a good thing if they actually had to taste something like what they are called, but the whole business about having to make it in a certain place seems unreasonable.
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