Bone of Contention

Field, Alan M.
October 2003
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);10/27/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 43, p18
Focuses on the expected issuance of final rules for mandatory country-of-origin labeling on retail meat products, on November 1, 2003, proposed by the Agriculture Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Possible effects of the rule on the attitude of meat consumers; Reasons for the decline of the U.S. cattle inventories; Disadvantages of the regulations stated by Mark Dopp, senior general counsel of the American Meat Institute; Response of advocates of the provision to the issue of protectionism.


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