Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The War of the Chickpea

Seriously - Lebanon and Israel are fighting over hummus.

Lebanon claims that Israel is violating a food copyright by marketing provisions such as hummus and falafel as Israeli.

Money quote: Lebanon's case will likely rely on "the feta precedent," said Abboud. Six years ago, Greece was able to win a monopoly on the production of feta cheese from the European Parliament by proving that the cheese and had been produced in Greece under that name for several millennia.

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