92% Of Americans Want Country Of Origin Labels On Food

According to a national survey conducted by Consumer’s Union, the non-profit organization that publishes Consumer Reports, 92% of Americans want country of origin labels on their food. Country of origin labels are required on all imported food, thanks to a 5 year old law, but that law has never been enforced.

Consumer’s Union also asked about several other labels, including “organic” and “natural.” 9 out of 10 of consumers polled by Consumer’s Union wanted the word “natural” to refer to meat that “comes from animals that were raised on a natural diet without drugs, chemicals or other artificial ingredients.” Currently the label “natural” refers to the processing methods used after the animal was slaughtered.

Food-Labeling Poll (PDF) [Consumers Union]