Food labels are a critical component of our food economy.
Often the only form of communication between farmers and consumers, labels affect a farmer’s ability to earn a fair price for their products. Americans increasingly prefer to buy from nearby farmers using sustainable practices, so transparent labels also support the growth of resilient local and regional food systems.
We believe that labels should say where food comes from and be honest about how it was produced.
And yet all too often, global corporations like Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods use misleading labels and claims to sell generic or imported products at a premium while our government looks the other way.
To combat this deception, we are taking two prongs of attack: implementing clear country of origin labeling policies and fighting corporate deception directly.