It's literally one word extra that they have to print on their labels. It doesn't cost them anything (effectively) and it allows for easier tracing in case of recall, and also gives consumers more information to work with. Who knows, maybe people only want to buy american and not support countries like Mexico or Argentina. Their choice.
Congress should not have abolished the law that required meat packaging to contain the meat's country of origin because consumers must be knowledgeable about the food they eat. All countries do not meet the same food grading standards that the U.S. does. While the consumer must ultimately make the choice what they want to buy, it should be an educated choice.
No, I think that the Congress should not have abolished the law that required meat packaging to contain the meat's country of origin because the country of origin of meat is valuable information for consumers. This also can be related to the quality of meat itself. Also, consumers should know where the product they are buying is coming from.
No, the law requiring meat packaging to contain the country of origin should not be abolished. People should know where their food comes from. We should have access to that information and be able to make our own decisions on what we consume and from where. There needs to be an accountability factor.
Consumers have the right to know what they're buying and where they're buying it from. We live in the internet era in which people are more-informed than ever. People want to know as much as possible about what they're buying. They want to know what and who they're supporting. With the popularity of free trade coffee and organic foods, it would logically follow that people care about where their food comes from. Whether for health or political reasons, people have a right to know where the money they're spending is going.