08 Jul '12, 11pm

Mystery Meat in America? WTO Strikes Down Country-of-Origin Labeling in U.S. Grocery Stores

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page . Mexico and Canada have succeeded in a joint effort to strike down an American regulatory policy passed in 2008 that requires country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat sold in the U.S. Public Citizen reports that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. in a case regarding the matter, a move that will potentially expose millions of Americans to "mystery" meat from unknown origins. As a member of the WTO, and now the ominous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that allows foreign companies to bypass the American legal system (http://www.naturalnews.com), the U.S. is bound to certain international trade rules that supersede its own sovereign laws. These rules prohibit WTO member countries from engaging in so-called unfair trade practices that discriminate against other...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25797.cfm

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