#1 U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms by algernonpj 23.05.2015 17:41

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Aren't globalism and 'free Trade agreements grand ?

U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms
Reuters By Krista Hughes
May 18, 2015 1:47 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico are readying trade sanctions against the United States after they won a meat labeling dispute on Monday, increasing pressure on the U.S. Congress to scrap the laws.

The World Trade Organization upheld a complaint by Canada and Mexico about U.S. laws requiring retailers to label meat with the country where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, saying they discriminated against imported livestock.

Republicans, who have a majority in Congress, have signaled they may act to repeal the laws as early as this week, but consumer groups and many Democrats say they provide essential information for shoppers.

Canadian beef and pork industries say the rules add to expenses and have cut livestock exports, driving some farmers out of business and costing them more than $1 billion a year.

"Our governments will be seeking authorization from the WTO to take retaliatory measures against U.S. exports," the Mexican and Canadian ministers for trade and agriculture said in a joint statement.

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The dispute stems from a 2009 U.S. requirement that retail outlets use labels such as "Born in Mexico, Raised and Slaughtered in the United States" to give consumers more information about the safety and origin of their food.

(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Additional reporting by Theopolis Waters in Chicago; Editing by Susan Heavey and Lisa Von Ahn)

http://news.yahoo.com/u-loses-wto-appeal...64--sector.html

#2 RE: U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms by ThirstyMan 23.05.2015 21:48

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But doesn't safety seem like a logical plus?

What about fruit?

We know the origin of our grapes and apples don't we? why is beef different?

#3 RE: U.S. loses meat labeling case; trade war looms by algernonpj 24.05.2015 14:30

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"We know the origin of our grapes and apples don't we? why is beef different?"

Beef is serving as the camel's nose into the tent. Fruits and vegetables to follow.



Plus if enough rotten meat is allowed into the country, it will help the collectivist goal of us all going protein deficient.

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