WPR News
11:11 am
Wed June 8, 2005

Cubin Fails In COOL Effort

Washington D-C – Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin lost in her attempt to restore Country of Origin Labeling to the Agriculture bill. The label would be attached food packages. But an opponent of the plan amended the bill to delay country of origin labeling for a year. Cubin spoke on the house floor to try and get the amendment overturned. Cubin argued in vain that the lack of such labeling makes some food products possibly unsafe for consumers. Retailers and the meatpacking industry have complained that country of origin labeling would cost them as much as $4 Billion in just the first year.