While lawyers continue talking in Missouri, lawmakers in at least three more states have passed bills to legally prohibit “mislabeling” of food products derived from animal cultures, plants or insects as meat.

Mississippi Gov, Phil Bryant, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, both Republicans, have already signed bills overwhelming passed
Continue Reading 3 states join contested Missouri ban on using “meat” on cell-cultured product labels

Lingering death is the usual means for killing legislative bills, but there’s also the swift smackdown method. The Montana Legislature used that second method, also known as tabling, to cut down House Bills 516 and 521.

That means for the second time since 2017, Montana lawmakers have killed bills to
Continue Reading Montana again smacks down efforts to legalize sales of unpasteurized milk

Montana State Sen. Diane Sands knows from her own studies as the retired development director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula that infant mortality improved and stillbirths declined after pasteurized milk became available.

That’s why the Missoula Democrat is sponsoring a labeling bill as a kind of insurance against
Continue Reading Lawmaker has ‘insurance’ ready if Montana OKs raw milk sales

As individual actions, they might not mean much. Collectively, they say Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) is not going away anytime soon.

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-cheyenne-wyoming-state-capitol-image6563112Two states known for their cowboys, Wyoming and South Dakota, have seen early introduction of COOL bills in their legislatures, respectively, in Cheyenne and Pierre. Cattlemen headquartered in neighboring Montana
Continue Reading Ranchers look for some traction on country-of-origin labeling