Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Why Europe wants American cheese producers to stop using "old world" names

Regulatory capture (Instapundit). From FoxNews: "As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta and Gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses."

But as Reynolds points out, "the real problem is the opposite: Like American beer-making, American cheesemaking has advanced to the point where it’s often superior to the European product."

They would have nothing to fear if their product were distinct and superior.

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