The Viva Vine: vol #3, no #4: September / October 1994
Meat-Free Burger Intro Turns Ugly
The Hague, (AP) Aug. 11--The thought of a new meat-free burger from a leading U.S. fast food
chain apparently turned the stomachs of vegetarians at The World Vegetarian Congress in the
Netherlands, according to the Rotterdam daily Algemeem Dagblad today. There were catcalls and
jeers from the audience as a speaker from the firm took the podium in front of delegates from 32
countries to extol the virtues of the culinary creation to be sold alongside traditional burgers
with ham and cheese fillings.
Things came to a head when an American shouted that no self-respecting vegetarian should
eat a meatfree burger from the "Butcher McDonald's." Several dozen audience members agreed and
stormed out of the hall.
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