Senator Jon Tester, a farmer and leading advocate for Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), today released the following statement after the World Trade Organization’s ruling:

“American families have the right to know where their food comes from. COOL helps them make informed decisions for their families, while also recognizing our local producers. The WTO’s ruling re-affirmed this right, but raised questions about COOL’s implementation.  The U.S. Trade Representative should appeal this ruling and work to protect American consumers’ right to know where their food was born and raised.”