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Why Is Parmesan Cheese So Expensive

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So what has this to do with commercial beekeeping in New Zealand?

 

First off, I'm not saying watch the whole video, just the first minute or two and you will get the idea.

 

Parmesan cheese is only parmesan cheese if it is made in a certain area, in Italy. Kind of like what we want people to understand about manuka honey. Where it is made gives it authenticity.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgjWOo7IqQY

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Wonderful video.  Says it all really.

Edited by Trevor Gillbanks

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1 hour ago, Alastair said:

Parmesan cheese is only parmesan cheese if it is made in a certain area, in Italy.

NZ-Inc continues to produce cheese we label as parmesan... almost makes us sound like hypocrites if we moan too much about equivalent situations where we're the victim eh

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Its the same with Brie and Camembert. Both cheeses are made in exactly the same way but the name can only be used on the cheese if its come from that region

 

.......as long as you're in the EU. 

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NZ should include protection of the Manuka brand during negation with the EU over trade 

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I talked to a member of the Maori Council many moons ago and suggested that the maori's trademark the name Manuka. Did they do that? No.They have themselves to blame. Manuka is a maori  name so they have themselves to blame for any other culture using one of their words to describe a type of honey or plant.

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So if they had done it, what would producers say when ‘the Maori’s’ claimed a tax for their trademarked name?

I would think that would have been a highly divisive move to have made.   

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BUT WE ARE ONE NATION,NOT MAORI AND PAKEHA

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6 hours ago, cBank said:

So if they had done it, what would producers say when ‘the Maori’s’ claimed a tax for their trademarked name?

I would think that would have been a highly divisive move to have made.   

 

Personally, I would have been OK with that. Doubt it will happen but if it did, Ozzies could use the name by permission only and would have to pay also.

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7 hours ago, Bighands said:

BUT WE ARE ONE NATION,NOT MAORI AND PAKEHA

 

Entirely agree - but then surely it’s the responsibility of NZ (our government) to protect the term, not the Maori Council you talked to?

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