Is the WTO’s UnCOOL Ruling a Glimpse of Sovereignty Loss Under TPP?

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Is the WTO’s UnCOOL Ruling a Glimpse of Sovereignty Loss Under TPP?

by RP Siegel
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WTO intends to nullify COOL law - what does it mean for consumers & politics? bit.ly/1AkpcXc via @Justmeans @RPSiegel #NAFTA

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:00am

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There are a number of important difference between humans and cattle, and one of them is the fact that humans know what they are eating. Not just whether its oats or hay, but also where it was grown and what company was responsible for growing it.

The latest ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which intends to nullify the Country of Origin Labeling law (COOL), will apparently lessen that distinction. The decision was the final action in a series of suits and appeals that took place under the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause contained within the North American Free Trade Agreement, otherwise known as NAFTA.

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RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. He has been published in business and technical journals and has written three books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an eco-thriller that is being adapted for the big screen. RP is a professional engineer – and a prolific inventor, with 50 patents, numerous awards, and several commercial products. He is president of Rain Mountain LLC and is an active environmental advocate in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. In addition to Justmeans, he writes for Triple Pundit, ThomasNet News, and Energy Viewpoints, occasionally contributing to Mechanical Engineering, Strategy + Business, and Huffington Post. 

Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | COOL | Food Politics | ISDS | Investor State Dispute Settlement | Justmeans | Michael Wesser | NAFTA Country of Origin Labeling | Responsible Production & Consumption | TPP | Trans-Pacific Partnership

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