Senate duels over how to fix COOL

Senate duels over how to fix COOL

Senators propose voluntary COOL bill, while Roberts files amendment to fully repeal COOL.

THE Senate has competing approaches to fixing the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law — which has been found non-compliant by the World Trade Organization — in an attempt to stave off retaliatory action from Canada and Mexico.

An amendment filed to the highway bill by Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kan.) would repeal origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and poultry and prevent trade retaliation from Canada and Mexic

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