The Department of Agriculture wants to start labeling all meats sold in the U.S. with where the animal was born and slaughtered. The USDA says the measure is an attempt to be more transparent with consumers about the products they’re purchasing. But the proposal has already drawn criticism from Canadaand Mexico- the leading exporters of beef to America- who say it’s simply a method of protectionism (i.e. restraining trade). They also contend there’s no evidence consumers want to know where their meat came from- or where it died.