The World Trade Organization wants to remove country of origin labeling (COOL) from agricultural products. Canada was the country pushing for this decision because they felt it was discriminatory that their products get less money than products from the US.
The WTO believes that removing COOL, would:
- “reduce public opposition to free trade”
- “re-engineer global governance”
There is a smorgasbord of non-American entities involved in a global-governance strategy that over-reaches and intrudes in our treasured right to know which products are “made in USA” and which ones are not. These non-American entities include the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, France; the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece; the Conference Board Europe, Belgium; the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain; and the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
"Made in the USA" would become "Made in the World". Why are we supporting this evil organization that does everything it can to undermine the desires of the United States?
The Office of the United States Trade Representative is appealing their decision.
“The WTO’s November ruling that some provisions of the U.S. law on mandatory country of origin labeling were barriers to trade made it clear once again that the WTO serves global corporate agribusiness interests, not consumers and farmers. Most Americans do not think that an unelected, unaccountable international trade body should get to decide what U.S. consumers can know about their food.