Do you agree with WTO’s final ruling on COOL?

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its final ruling on the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law, upholding an earlier decision that COOL violates WTO trade agreements. Do you agree with WTO’s final ruling on COOL?

Make sure to leave us a comment below with why you agree or disagree, as well.

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Anonymous
on Jul 16, 2012

Our forefathers and veterans have fought and died for our soveriegnty and independence and we are allowing global organizations to over rule our constitution!!!!!

Anonymous
on Jul 16, 2012

People, domestic & foreigners, have the right to know where their food comes from. And, they have the right to choose. That is free trade.

Anonymous
on Jul 14, 2012

Other products are labeled where they are come from, why not meat.

Anonymous
on Jul 14, 2012

It's time the US Congress worked with and for the food producers in the United States. We cannot get to the point where we depend on foreign countries to raise our food. What about Home Security!!!

Anonymous
on Jul 14, 2012

I want to support my fellow U.S. producers and buy their products. I can't do this unless the meat product is labeled.

Anonymous
on Jul 13, 2012

We have spent a lot of money and time to raise the best and safest beef in the world. As producers we should be able to differentiate our product from what is dumped on us from other countries. This is rediculous--the hell with the WTO! It is about time that the USDA starts working with and for the United States producers of food, which by the way, does not come from the grocery store.

Anonymous
on Jul 13, 2012

We deserve the right to know where are food comes from. The multinational packers and beef processers want to source cheap beef into the US from around the world.This is more than Canada and Mexico. US packers discounted canadian cattle before cool became law.

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

If foreign countries don't have anything to hide why should they object to their products being labeled? This is also true in fish and other seafood where ther is a proven record of contamination cover-ups

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

I would say this is the proper ruling. Seeing as at the meat packing level they just label product from US, Mexico and Canada to cover their basis. At the consumer level, studies have shown that the don't even look at the label. So after all of this, I can conclude that there really wasn't even any value in this as well as the fact that we were harming our relationship with bordering countries.

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

Nobody is discriminating against Canada or Mexico we just want to label originating country so that the consumer knows where the meat originated so he can choose if he wants to. The other consumer products ie: clothes and electronics all have made in labels on them why is meat different?

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

WTO decision did not say COOL was wrong it said USDA system did discriminate on Mex and Can beef. WTO said US had right to label beef but methodology was incorrect.

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

US producers deserve the right to label their products

Anonymous
on Jul 11, 2012

This is the same WTO that US negotiators have used successfully over the years to achieve record exports of US products to Canada, Mexico and around the world. If other countries are expected to keep their markets open for US goods, it might be a good idea for the US to abide by the same rules.

Anonymous
on Jul 12, 2012

Isn't this what "free trade" is all about. You buy our cattle, feed them &then say the beef came from somewhere in the U.S. Don't
think so. We feed our beef grain, you feed your beef corn. Totally different taste. Cruise ship companies serve Canadian beef. Of
course!!

Anonymous
on Jul 8, 2012

How long before the WTO tells us how much and to who we are trading with

Anonymous
on Jul 7, 2012

I want to know where my food comes from, case closed.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

As a consumer I should have the right to decide where the product I am purchasing came from, especially given the number of foul-up's that occur in other countries and the lack of standardized quality control.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

i don't need the WTO regulating me. I have enough U.S. reglulations.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

How can anyone object to information?

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

It is not a technical issue. Just put on the label. WTO say the consumer has a right to know, sounds like double talk.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

It may violate their agreements - but it is still a good idea

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

he point has to be, other products, shirts, electronics and many tings we buy are labeled. meat should also be included.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

We should stop bashing our neighbors and some of our best trading partners!

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

MCool was a problem from the start.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

Fish fruits and vegs. ext are

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

For a supposedly free-market economy, COOL represented a perversion of the democratic process by a minority pressure group with a talented lobby . As usual, it was the consumer that got shafted with higher-than-economic meat costs. Oh, and a bunch of American abattoirs went broke, people lost jobs,etc., when the supply of better-quality Canadian beef was shut off...... great planning, you selfish oafs!

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

Free market trade is self regulating - the product must be good to survive a supply and demand marketplace - regardless of where it came from - as long as food safety proceedures cover all products equally - let the free market trade work.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

If this is true other countrys need to meet the USA standards. We need to know where are meat in the store came from just as with a tool That has made in China on it,

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

Making war on two of our best customers never made sense.

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

The US wasted a lot of money in a no win situation for political reasons

Anonymous
on Jul 6, 2012

The whole world runs on this principle. If its produced in a country its a product of that country even if some of the parts come from other countries.

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