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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:54 AM

1. IMO, your alarmist subject line is conclusive of facts not in evidence.

 

According to your own post last November Vilsack said something about abiding, which is a nonbinding statement.

And then you provide a nationofchange article that makes a claim with no sources to back it up except those from ecowatch and foodandwaterwatch.

And you blame it all on the Obama Administration, which AFAIK has said nothing about this (in this article) unsubstantiated claim about the WTO.

So let me do some checking....

And here is something that seems to dispute your assertion:

So far, this dynamic has made COOL very popular in Washington. The reality of politics is that the most popular policies are those in which the benefits go to a small well-organized group of people while the costs are spread thin to many.

The Obama administration in particular is keen on furthering the interests of COOL supporters and has gone out of its way to make the rules as onerous as possible on importers of foreign cattle.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/221589-consumers-win-as-wto-condemns-protectionist-meat-labels


Now, I happen to support full disclosure and truth in labeling, but the global economy brought forth by the Bush and Clinton administrations has momentum, and the WTO is trying to artificially "level the playing field" to help meat importers Canada and Mexico, in particular.

Let's wait and see where this goes.

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