Q&A

DEAR NEW FARM:

I am a consumer of only organic food and do not even eat meat, but I am very concerned about the NAIS (National Animal Identification System). Also, I hear congressman [Colin] Peterson [D-Minn.] is in favor of combining COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) with NAIS, and this should be prevented. COOL is useful, but NAIS will leave us with corporate agribusiness non-food only. Please tell me what your group is doing about this.

A.S.

 

DEAR A.:

We have been doing our best here at New Farm to report the issues fairly and accurately. See the article Export-fueled national animal ID program raises many farmer objections. At this juncture, a follow-up story may be in order.

NF

 

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