Not So Cool? Economic Implications of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling

Carter, Colin A. and Alix Peterson Zwane

from ARE Update Vol. 6, No. 5, May/June, 2003

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Abstract

The 2002 Farm Bill mandated country-of-origin-labeling for fresh and frozen food commodities. This regulation provides uncertain benefits unlikely to exceed its costs. As a form of protectionism, it may be especially costly for export-dependent California agriculture.

Keywords

Farm Bill, country-of-origin, benefit, export, label, trade, consumer, COOL, GM

Citation

Carter, Colin A. and Alix Peterson Zwane. "Not So Cool? Economic Implications of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling." ARE Update 6(5)(2003):5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2003/6/5/not-so-cool-economic-impl/