31 May '18, 5pm

Did you know that country of origin labeling doesn't apply to beef and pork?

Consumers know if the tomatoes they buy in the supermarket were imported from Mexico. They know if the sweater they purchased was made in Vietnam. They also know if the chicken they toss in their grocery cart was imported from another country. Under Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws, these products are required to carry labels that tell you if the product was imported from another country. But beef and pork? Those products are exempt from COOL laws. That means consumers have no idea where their steak and bacon came from, unless the producer chooses to label it. U.S. cattle ranchers say the failure to require COOL labels on beef is hurting their industry. That’s especially true for ranchers serving the fast-growing grassfed segment of the beef industry says Will Harris , president of the board of directors of the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and a fourth-generat...

Full article: https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/do-you-know-where-y...

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