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By Collin Spilinek
Nebraska News Service 

Ag Committee Discusses Meat-Labeling Bill In Argumentative Hearing


February 27, 2019

LINCOLN--A bill that would ban advertising of plant-based, insect-based or lab-based food as “meat” was discussed by the Agriculture Committee in a two-hour long hearing Feb. 19 that included a disagreement between two senators.

LB 594, presented by committee member Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, had its origins in LB 14, which was presented by Blood earlier this session and withdrawn last month. The new bill would act as an amendment to the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

“There are now additional consumers that will be protected and the additional organizations that are now go...

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