JUST IN: This Action Is Over and Defeated Support Mandatory COOL!
The Food Labeling Program was defeated -- see Public Citizen's Press Release.
Thank you for your interest and willingness to act on behalf of consumer justice. Stay tuned for information about how Public Citizen recommends activists redress this matter.
Consumer groups and family farmers have been fighting for years to require mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) on meat, fruits, and vegetables in the United States. Many other countries have these labeling rules, and the U.S. already requires seafood to be labeled. Mandatory COOL enables consumers to make informed decisions about the food they eat, and allows domestic farmers and ranchers to differentiate their product from imports. However, big industry wants to keep consumers in the dark, and continues to try to delay it or kill it!
Write to your Senators, asking them to enact mandatory COOL immediately. Consumers deserve to know what they are eating!