Opinion

“It’s what the consumer demands.” Whether it be new products on store shelves, changes to government regulation, or new on-farm protocols, this has become the trumping selling point for whatever it is that needs selling. “The Consumer” is demanding oversight. “The Consumer” wants a more sustainable product. “The customer (read: consumer)” is always right. But is “The Consumer” actually that demanding, or is too much focus being put on what a certain consumer wants, and everyone else is getting lumped in with them? It is a question that has been simmering in the back of my mind for sometime, and…

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