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Appeals Court Ruling on COOL Could Hamstring All Producers

(Steve Kay – Beef Magazine)

By the time you read this, a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) could be known. What that decision says might eventually determine whether COOL remains in its present form or not.

What the WTO decision won’t do is undo the damage already wrought on the U.S. livestock and meat industry, or remove a threat of new damage, due to a federal appeals court ruling on COOL in late July.

This ruling should have sent a chill down the spine of every single member of the industry, be they COOL supporters or opponents… Read more here.