Fake food fans find label crackdown hard to stomach
Supporters of plant-based foods have criticised the release of a Federal government report saying the industry needs to be regulated.
Food Frontier, one of many groups which told the Senate inquiry to leave the labels alone, say the move threatens to “stifle” Australia’s growing plant-based food industry.
The group supported a dissenting report by inquiry member, Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, who claimed the whole exercise was a waste of public money.
The Tasmanian Senator said the outcome of the inquiry chaired by Senator Susan McDonald was pre-determined.