The National Farmers Union isn’t just advocating in Washington, D.C. on the important issue of Country of Origin Labeling – NFU President Roger Johnson is speaking truth to power in Ottawa, seat of the Canadian national government.
Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, recently made a trip to Washington with representatives of Canada’s industrial agriculture community. (AKA some of the foreign organizations that want to kill COOL.) President Johnson sent Minister Ritz the letter below. It’s an outstanding overview of the recent study out of Auburn University that demonstrated that COOL has not harmed Canada’s ag economy.
COOL remains an important rule which allows U.S. consumers to know where there food originates. It’s about transparency and choice in a world where not all food is grown and processed under equal health and safety standards.