Many in agriculture have asked me the same question over the years, “How can I avoid a crisis?” Few like my answer, “Sometimes you can’t.”
If you raise something that others are going to eat, there is a good chance someone will object to one aspect or another of what you do. If you process that food, there are those who will not like how you do it. If you sell food to the public, someone will have a bone to pick with your operation. Throughout the entire food system, of course, the ugly spectre of contamination always looms. We all hate the thought of a food recall.
So what’s a farmer to do? » Read more..