[NAFEX] You Think You Got Pest Problems? OFF-TOPIC
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 23 11:12:04 EDT 2007
I agree you can't legislate morality, but I WANT the best (for examples)
food-testing labs & personnel, pesticide toxicity evaluations, workplace
safety inspections. I don't mind someone "making an economic choice for me"
if it means the food w/ the bacteria contamination can't be sold to me.
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From: Amlie & Hayas <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] You Think You Got Pest Problems? OFF-TOPIC
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:56:31 -0400
Apologies for hurtling further off-topic with this, but this has been
>"The most effective tool to address the various negative impacts of
>competition driving production costs down to the lowest common denominator
>is regulation and enforcement. .......
>ultimately voluntary programs are not sufficient because low price
>consumer concerns--one physically can't educate one's self about even a
>fraction of the environmental and moral aspects of one's purchases. And
>(read most) consumers want the lowest possible price even knowing the
>involved because they don't believe that their own behavior makes any
I prefer to make my OWN choices, thank you very much. The last thing
in the world I want is someone else, much less a petty government
bureaucrat or idealogue, making my moral and economic choices for me,
or limiting my choices. I can't think of a single person on this
planet to whom I would delegate the authority to make moral and
economic decisions on my behalf. When I was a little boy my mother
and father guided me in making my decisions. Now, as an adult, I do
it myself and live with the consequences.
I too have many ideas and standards which I think everyone else
should follow. The world would be wonderful if everyone did what I
said. I'm not about to suggest that other people be forced to follow
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