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Good News: Meat Labels Will Now Show You Where Your Meat Came From

Author: Kristy

By Dr. Mercola

You may be in for a surprise the next time you buy meat from your local supermarket. The package will now be required to label where the animal that provided your meat was born, raised, and slaughtered.

This is an improvement from the original Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule, which was approved in 2002 and took effect in 2008. That law required only the country of origin to be listed on food labels.

As of late November 2013, however, you will be able to track all stages of your meat’s whereabouts, from birth to slaughter, a major victory for consumers who wish to know where their food comes from. And already, the rule is prompting significant changes for the meat industry…  READ MORE

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