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As we peruse the aisles of the local grocery store, check out the goods at the farmer’s market, or decide what exactly we wish to grow on our land (or windowsill), how many times has the question “chicken or kale?” been posed. I am guessing not many.

It is now a question for the legal system to answer (Chicken Vs. Kale: Artist Fights Chick-Fil-A Suit : NPR), once again pitting Artist vs. Corporation. Does a t-shirt with the slogan “Eat More Kale” infringe on the trademark of Chick-fil-A’s “Eat mor chikin” campaign? Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin does not think so:

“If you think that Vermonters don’t understand the difference between kale and a chicken sandwich, we invite you to Vermont, and we’ll give you a lesson about the difference between a kale and a chicken,” Shumlin said. “There are some very distinct features that should be noticed in that difference. Kale is a vegetable; chickens are birds. Birds create manure; kale eats manure.”

Ownership of words is a curious thing, don’t you think?

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