Thursday, February 14, 2008

USDA extends comment period on "naturally raised" labelling of meat

FOOD LABELING ALERT:
PUT THE "NATURAL" BACK IN MEATS LABELED AS "NATURALLY RAISED"

Thanks to a backlash of consumer letters from concerned consumers, the USDA has extended its public comment period on its proposed standard for meats labeled as "naturally raised". A 2007 Consumer Reports survey found that 83% of consumers assume a "naturally raised label means "it came from an animal raised in a natural environment." Yet the USDA's proposed standard is so weak, it would apply to a cloned animal raised in the confines of a factory farm, and fed a steady diet of genetically engineered grains. The public comment period on this labeling standard will close on March 3, so take action now: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_9692.cfm

10 comments:

Jen-Jen said...

Ew. Cloned cow eating GMO corn. Yikes!

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