Thursday, October 16, 2014

Does your meat have the COOL factor?

If you're tired of hearing me talk about avoiding meat as much as possible, well, #sorrynotsorry. If you still choose to eat meat, I'm going to continue to post things like this article. #youarewelcome.

A somewhat recent blogpost by Marion Nestle covered what I consider to be one of those "duh" topics, that I think every American (and human in general) should have the right to know. Where our food COMES from. The Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL) law would require that meat products be labeled with the country where the food animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. People would know how far their meat traveled before they purchased it for consumption. You can understand why some in the business might not like this...

Related, is this article on 10 fish you should avoid (and why). The very first slide is regarding imported fish, that might come from a country with more lax standards on the types of chemicals and antibiotics that are used in raising. Some of these fish are over-fished, or just full of mercury. None-the-less, still a good resource.

Moral of this story? One you've heard before - come on - let's all say it together now... "Buy local and organic, whenever possible" :) 


  1. I'd like to add Processed to the labeling list as well. Animals farmed and even slaughtered here in the Good old US of A can be sent out of country, as far as China to be processed and sent back to us. GROSS.

    Great post Kerry, as usual :)

  2. Agreed, Rachel!!! Super GROSS. Glad you enjoyed! :)