WASHINGTON - Congress’ elimination of country-of-origin meat labels (COOL) for pork and beef that consumers rely on to make informed choices about their food is a glaring example of how trade agreements can undermine U.S. public interest policies, Public Citizen said today.
Hidden in the Omnibus: To Comply With World Trade Organization, Congress Kills Country-of-Origin Meat Labels That 90 Percent of Americans Support
Which means that I will be more than ever likely to buy local, organic meats or NONE. I can go Vegan as easily as anyone else - I will NOT be buying meats from Vietnam etc, just as I buy VERY little fish now that I see it all coming from China or Vietnam's fish farms. It makes more sense to pay twice the price and then eat smaller portions of meat or fish, with lots of beans to supplement your proteins and avoid the filthy, crowded farming methods !!!