Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny
Unfortunately the losses from people cutting back on suspected produce were about 10x what the costs of the improved documentation system were.
And in a free market, these produce companies should realize their mistake, and willingly put the protections in place, so that they can make more profit.
Capitalism doesn't always work so well. Like people, companies do stupid things from time to time. Like people, they sometimes take a short term gain over a long term investment that would provide greater gain.
But I have yet to see a better alternative. - ERD50