(By Senators Unger, Anderson, Ball, Deem, Dittmar,

Helmick, Love, Minear, Mitchell and Ross)

[Originating in the Committee on Agriculture]

Requesting the United States Congress to pass legislation which would require clear labeling as to country of origin for use by grocers and other food retailers on all fruits and vegetables which enter and are sold in the United States.

Whereas, American consumers have the right to know the origins of produce which they purchase; and
Whereas, The lack of labels as to country of origin may adversely affect American produce farmers who may be competing at a disadvantage with foreign producers who are not subject to the same regulations and inspections; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the United States Congress is hereby requested to enact legislation requiring labeling as to country of origin of all fruits and vegetables sold in the United States; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the members of the West Virginia congressional delegation.