Country of Origin Labelling, it’s CoOL!

It’s a busy week in the capital, as Wellington Central cooks up into the busiest electorate, with the biggest voter turnout in the country, yet again.
So today, Green MP Sue Kedgely was out in Cuba Mall with supporters, giving out information about what’s in our food and the Country of Origin Labelling campaign, so that consumers can have information about where the produce we eat comes from, and under what conditions it has been grown or manufactured.

The Country of Origin Map

The Country of Origin Map

Passersby were encouraged to complete a quiz to see if they could tell where any of half a dozen food items on display had been produced – which wasn’t apparent from the labelling.

Country of Origin survey participants in Cuba Mall

Country of Origin survey participants in Cuba Mall

Sue was kept busy answering questions from those who participated in the survey, many of whom were shocked to discover Kiwi Bacon doesn’t necessarily contain NZ-grown pork product! [Among other unpleasant surprises … ]

Sue preparing to respond to a question.

Sue preparing to respond to a question.

For more detail on Green food policy, see here.

update: Sue has posted the survey response results here.

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One thought on “Country of Origin Labelling, it’s CoOL!

  1. I thought the Kiwi Bacon scam had been blown wide open and they were forced to put something on the label… only wishful thinking on my part apparently.

    Sue has been raising awareness about this issue for years and I can’t think of anyone else who even mentions it regularly. Go Sue! I for one appreciate your efforts.

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