Court rules against meat producers whining about detailed labels

While we are all about the not eating of meat I do think this is a great step in connecting people to the food they are eating to beings, especially if the label connects to a factory farm. We can only hope. And any defeat to the meat industry no matter how minute is a good one.

Eideard

I’m getting really tired of corporations trying to avoid regulatory responsibility to the public by going the Citizens United route – trying the “corporations are people” crap out on every issue.

North American meat producers lost another court ruling in their bid to defeat mandated labels showing where an animal was born, raised and slaughtered, a decision that may crimp corporations’ efforts to fend off regulation on free-speech grounds.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington…rejected the arguments by trade groups representing meat producers including Tyson Foods and JBS USA Holdings that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s labeling rule violated their First Amendment rights by forcing them to issue statements against their will.

The government’s interest in providing consumers with information overcomes any speech claims raised by the meat companies, U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams wrote for a divided panel of 11 judges…

A three-judge panel of the court…

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