Thursday, December 24, 2015

Congress Decided we Don’t Deserve to Know Where Meat Comes From

The spending bill passed by Congress on Friday repealed the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regulation that let consumers know where their meat came from.
The decision follows a ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) that found the labels discriminate against meat raised and slaughtered outside the United States. The WTO permitted Mexico and Canada to impose more than $1 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation if the labels were not pulled from packages of beef and pork. The nations are the U.S.’s top agriculture partners.

1 comment:

Sarthurk said...

The solution to the problem is simple. Don't buy any meat product, or any other one for that matter, that does not have a country of origin label on it. Period. Producers will figure it out real quick.

I just bought a hog from a local farmer, had a butcher I know cut and wrap it. Smoked ham and bacon. Chops, ribs, roasts and sausage. All for a mere $3.80 a pound. There's an advantage to having a big deep freezer, and knowing where your meat comes from.

Oh, and all of this is protected by Glock, S&W, Ruger, Remington, Springfield, DPMS, Browning, and Savage...not to mention my wife.