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COOL Debate Marches On
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 04:34 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Supporters of country-of-origin labeling for meat called on the Obama administration to appeal this week's World Trade Organization ruling as advocates for the law argue public support is there to keep it.

Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmer Union, stressed Thursday that COOL has been an important issue for his members going back decades. NFU was instrumental in getting COOL in the 2002 farm bill and has carried the flag for COOL ever since.

"Consumers care more and more as the years go by where their foods come from," Johnson said on a call with reporters. ...

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