(Associated Press) Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names such as Parmesan, feta and Gruyere on cheese made in the United States.
The argument is that the American-made cheeses are shadows of the original European varieties and cut into sales and identity of the European cheeses. The Europeans say Parmesan should come only from Parma, Italy, not those familiar green cylinders that American companies sell.
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