Petition to Support Country of Origin Labeling

Missouri Legislature and Congress

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Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat was passed in the 2008 Farm Bill and was immediately opposed by the multi-national meatpackers. At the bidding of corporate Ag, the World Trade Organization worked to undermine COOL, and in 2015, Congress repealed Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat, and immediately after, the price of cattle plummeted and consumers no longer have the ability to know whether meat on their grocery stores shelves has been raised and processed in the U.S.

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To: Missouri Legislature and Congress
From: [Your Name]

We, as Missouri citizens, family farmers and consumers, urge Senator Josh Hawley and Senator Eric Schmitt to co-sponsor and pass the “American Beef Labeling Act.” Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) allows consumers to know where their meat comes from and choose U.S. born, raised and processed beef. COOL benefits consumers, U.S. cattle producers, local economies and rural communities.

We also support Resolutions in the Missouri Legislature that "support the right of consumers to know the origins of their food, support the use of country of origin labels, and urge the United States Congress to reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling."