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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    “Cheese and crackers got all muddy”

    I am really not understanding why a country of origin does not fix the entire controversy.
    You want French Cheddar? Buy the one that says made in France, problem solved.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Following up on Radish, this is really just a play by Europe to brand their products and prevent anyone else from using the name. This started a while ago, because the French got ticked that you can have American champagne, even though precisely similar wines in FRANCE can’t be called that unless they are from the right part of France.
    If it were a matter of taste and quality, that would be one thing, but in this case they are saying that ANY feta cheese from Greece, no matter how crappy, would get the name, whereas no cheese from outside there could get the name, no matter how good.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    And the struggle to resist American culture continues. In a blind taste test California wines beat French wines handily. I don’t blame them but, you can’t hide behind names.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    The EU should be a warning that their idiots in Brussels could one day be our idiots in Washington DC. We’re close with Obama…

  5. ironic eggbeater

    ironic eggbeater said, over 2 years ago

    Hmm. I live near the Michigan city of Pinconning which is a well known cheese producing center. We don’t call their cheddar cheese Cheddar. We call it Pinconning. Everyone, locally understands it is very similar to Cheddar, but it is made in and called Pinconning.

  6. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 2 years ago

    If I just may point out: This is not a conspiracy against the US. The EU does this internally too. Italian Champagne? No way. Danish Feta? Nope.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    “I have heard say that KFC is no longer Kentucky Fried Chicken for this reason.”
    Interesting. I heard that KFC wanted to dump the “fried” part to make it seem less fattening and healthier.
    Don’t know if either is correct. Thanks for the info.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Dude! Chill! Specific cheeses are known by specific names, that’s why it matters.
    Besides, there’s a long tradition in INTERNATIONAL trademark law that you lose your trademark when your name becomes a generic identifier — hence anyone can call their acetylsalicylic acid “aspirin.” (invented in Germany by Bayer)

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Do keep in mind that California wines come from cuttings of French vineyards. And furthermore, current French wines come from cuttings from those California vineyards — a few years ago a strike killed all their vines. So who gets to refer to specific wines?

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t make assumptions about my views. I am appalled that Disney got the copyright law changed, and I am a published writer and the husband of a published writer.
    Why can’t France specify “French champagne?”

  11. Diat60

    Diat60 said, over 2 years ago

    You’re all missing the obvious here. Cheddar is NOT a French cheese, it’s an English one, originally made in the town of Cheddar and the famous caves of that name.

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