Can the Government Require Warning Labels for Veggie Burgers?

Why the First Amendment should protect the way companies talk about their products

In 2020, debates about veggie burgers and almond milk may sound like small potatoes. But controversies about how the government can regulate the way that companies talk about these foods and other products actually have important implications for free speech. In this episode of Deep Dive, we talk about what the debate is, and why it matters.

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