Clothing has them. So do electronics, toys, and many other products. And now country-of-origin labels are required for many different agricultural commodities, as well.

This new requirement is not without controversy. Consumer advocacy groups laud the country-of-origin labeling regulation, called COOL, saying that it provides important information to consumers concerned about the origin of their food. Others, particularly processors and retailers, have given COOL a chilly reception and believe th…

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