Meat Labeling Law Repealed, Locals React

It’s now harder to find out where the meat your feeding the family is coming from.
Congress just repealed a law that mandates that you know where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered–which could be a win for companies but not consumers.

For more than a decade, consumers have known exactly where their red meat was coming from, ever since the mad cow disease scare of the early 2000s. But thanks to congress that’s come to an end.

At the end of last month, Congress repealed that law. Lawmakers tell NBC News they had no choice after the World Trade Organization repeatedly ruled against the labeling. But for local restaurant owner, Chef Russell Keane, who buys all of his meat locally, he says there is no reason this should have happened and no benefit to the public.

“I think its very important for people to know where their food is comes from these days. Especially as we look at all of the problems that industrialized food has caused this nation, and how its directly related to our health, and the rising cause of healthcare as well.”

Chef Keane tells NEWS 3, that he believes there is no benefit to the consumer, and urges people, if they are concerned to write their politicians. he says it also helps to eat locally, and ask chefs where their food is coming from.

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