Most Americans think so. According to a study released today by Consumers Union, the nonprofit behind Consumer Reports, 92 percent of us support country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for food. Ninety-two percent!
I would be surprised at that number were it not for all the recent problems with tainted goods from China. But I was surprised to read that the federal government mandated COOL way back in 2002 for nearly all food products. However, “implementation has been delayed until October 2008, with the exception of seafood.”