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
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.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.