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Letter to The Editor: Kudos for COOL letter

Posted: Monday, Mar 4th, 2013

Dear Editor,

Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) provides important information about the origin of the food we purchase for our families. Independent Cattlewomen of Wyoming (ICOW) applauds U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso for joining a bipartisan group of 31 senators signing onto a bipartisan letter to USDA and the US Trade Representative to keep COOL requirements in place.

Because Congress passed COOL, we now have a legal right to know the origin of our food. This makes good, common sense. Unfortunately, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is trying to force the United States to weaken our COOL law.

ICOW is appreciative of Sens. Enzi and Barrasso reaching across the aisle to defend COOL against the WTO's attack. Consumers should be able to distinguish USA beef and make the choice of buying Made in America beef, which is born, raised, fed and processed in the USA.

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