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Good News: Meat Labels Will Now Show You Where Your Meat Came From

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  • Meat in your supermarket will now be required to label where the animal that provided your meat was born, raised, and slaughtered
  • This is an improvement from the original Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, which required only the country of origin to be listed on food labels
  • Tyson, Cargill, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are among the agribusiness members who spoke out against the new ruling
  • Over 90 percent US respondents to one survey said they favored country-of-origin labeling, highlighting the increasing trend for Americans wishing to know more about where their food comes from
  • Buying your food from a local small farmer, farmer’s market, or food co-op is still the best way to track the origins of your food

By Dr. Mercola

You may be in for a surprise the next time you buy meat from your local supermarket. The package will now be required to label where the animal that provided your meat was born, raised, and slaughtered.


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