Food Safety Framing Sparks COOL Debate

Recent food safety scares in China and upcoming congressional action on a farm bill are rekindling the fiery debate over country-of-origin labeling, with proponents of the measure including a consumer group and a Democratic presidential candidate going on the offensive for its implementation. Country-of-origin labeling, better known as COOL, became law as part of the 2002 Farm Bill but thus far has

Recent food safety scares in China and upcoming congressional action on a farm bill are rekindling the fiery debate over country-of-origin labeling, with proponents of the measure — including a consumer group and a Democratic presidential candidate — going on the offensive for its implementation.

Country-of-origin labeling, better known as COOL, became law as part of the 2002 Farm Bill but thus far has been enforced only for fish and shellfish. Congress has twice delayed implementatio

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