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John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Wed May 20, 2015 05:39 PM CDT

Sometimes I think WTO stands for nothing more than "world trading optional." Is the international trade tribunal a critical tool in nurturing global economic growth, or an evil force set to destroy national sovereignty and individual freedom?

Sure, feel free to look at its latest verdict before answering.

Along these lines, the World Trade Organization once again parted the sea of popularity earlier this week when it ruled against a U.S. appeal of its decision that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on meat unfairly discriminates against meat imports and give the advantage to domestic meat products.

On one hand, applause and kudos ...

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