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Old 07-25-2008, 09:22 AM   #41
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As it turns out, several years ago the food industry lobbied against improved documentation of fresh vegetables that would have led to identifying this problem far more quickly because it was "too expensive". Unfortunately the losses from people cutting back on suspected produce were about 10x what the costs of the improved documentation system were.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:10 PM   #42
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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
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