If you want to understand what’s going on with Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), try USDA’s exceedingly useful COOL website. If you are really serious about tracking COOL, you can subscribe to a listserv for updates.
I’m doing a short keynote on January 20 from 4:30-6:15 PST (7:30-9:15 EST). The conference website is here. The schedule for the conference is here. Information about my session is here.