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Not Easy Finding American-Grown Food On N.D. Grocery Shelves

July 20, 2007

A recent survey says most U.S. shoppers want American-grown foods but finding out where food comes from can be next to impossible. A Country of Origin Labeling law enacted five years ago by Congress would answer that question for many food products but the rule has twice been postponed by Congress. Beef producer Myron Lick of Ruso says North Dakota consumers can make sure what they buy is from the U.S.A. by going to a local producer.

"That way at least people know what it has been fed and how it has been fed and where it is coming from."

Lick thinks this may explain why so many are turning to direct purchases from producers. He argues it is becoming more and more of a chore for shoppers to determine if food products, particularly meats, are being produced locally or shipped in from Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil or Argentina.

"Basically the consumer of beef products in the U.S. has no idea where his beef is from."

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ND