Sunday, September 21, 2008

Country of Origin Labeling

Hey, just a quick note encouraging everybody to visit this site: and comment regarding the USDA's Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule. Evidently there's a big loophole that needs to be addressed - if an item is deemed "processed" (and they consider roasted nuts a "processed" food) it does not have to comply with the rules.

Of course, ideally, we would all eat locally and raise much of our own food, but I know that that just isn't realistic for everybody. COOL is a step in the right direction, but only if it is stringently applied. So, if you have a minute, visit the website and get more information. Then, if you're so inclined, take action to protect our food supply!


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