Post by BBQ Butcher on Dec 18, 2015 8:41:02 GMT -5
An attachment to the last-minute spending proposal going before Congress this week would end a six-year trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. If it's passed, as seems likely, the omnibus budget bill would repeal a law called COOL that requires "country-of-origin labels" on meat.
The labels are all over the meat aisle of grocery stores in the U.S. on packages of uncooked beef, pork and poultry. They declare where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
Personally, I think it's total BULLSHIT! I have no problem with buying Canadian or Australian beef, BUT I want to know it before I buy it. I'm not buying seafood from Asia now and I'll be damned if I'm going to buy poultry, beef or pork from China, etc Our elected officials sticking it to their constituents again.