Neato Torpedo wrote:RugbyD wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:I don't understand where the discrepancy is. They want stricter guidelines, they're asking producers to follow the stricter guidelines voluntarily, if they don't do it on their own, they will write the guidelines into law. It basically sounds like they are trying to put the guidelines into effect without taking the time/energy/money of actually making them policy.
..and so there is nothing voluntary about this. The end result is X. For something to be volutary, the potential outcome must include something other than X.
The end result must be X but the means through which they attain X can be the individual company's method A, B, or C. Any of A, B, or C could be more cost-effective, less time consuming, and/or less limiting than government's method D.
And it would make the meat industry look good in the process if they do it themselves, rather than the government having to "force" a law in that the meat industry has no choice but to follow.
So I don't really see anything that made me blink.