Daily Archives: July 8, 2012

FTCLDF: Big hearts for small farms

From Kimberly Hartke on her “Hartke is Online” blog:

“This week, The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is celebrating its 5th Anniversary. Tomorrow, Geoffrey and Sally Morell will host a lovely ‘Birthday” party for the Fund at their P.A. Bowen Farmstead, in Southern Maryland. To see more about the event, visit farmtoconsumer.org/5years Continue reading

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WTO vs Country of Origin Labeling

From Rebekah Wilce, on PR Watch:

The WTO doesn’t want Americans to know where their food was grown or raised. Photo via PR Watch.

“The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling today against the U.S.country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law. This popular pro-consumer policy, which informs shoppers where meat and other foods were raised or grown, enjoys the support of 93% of Americans, according to a 2010 Consumers Union poll. Now Congress must gut or change the law to avoid the application of punitive trade sanctions. Continue reading

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