I will give the opponents, and their lawyers, credit for the creativity of the tactic, though even my very open mind has trouble accepting the veracity of the claim in its totality. Nevertheless, it's worth the read:
Finding the absolute best ingredients such a big part of Chef Antoine Westermann’s culinary career and the main drive behind all of his expertly crafted dishes. His relationship with farmers and purveyors are critical to his work as a chef. While visiting one of his providers in New York, the French chef describes his efforts to find the best local ingredients for his restaurant.