Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Sen. Fischer Real MEAT Act
LINCOLN, NEB. – “We applaud Sen. Fischer for her introduction of the Real MEAT Act. This important piece of legislation provides additional transparency to consumers and restores labeling integrity for plant-based products. Nebraska is “The Beef State” and while we fully support consumers being able to purchase whatever food products they wish, they must also know that when a product label uses words like “beef” it was derived from cattle and not from plants.”
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.