Simultaneously, that Saturday night, in a small southern Oklahoma town our OCA executive director was speaking World Willdlife Fund praises to a group of cattle producers. The WWF is the very group advancing the GRSB.
For years I have shared my concerns, my diagrams illustrating the dark connections to this consortium and our need as an industry to not go down this destructive path. Not once but many many times I have expressed my concerns with our OCA director and his staff and board and our NCBA executive director (who now works for this consortium) and his staff.
On Sunday we stopped by Bob Mills Furniture to look at office furniture. We were blessed with a bright young salesman. As I shopped Brad explained to him what our family does and how we and other beef producers are being regulated out of business. When I checked out this young man was still full of questions and he continued quizzing me. So I took a piece of paper and crudely sketched a diagram of how our nation's beef producers are being destroyed using the term sustainability via the GRSB and USRSB. He quickly named the GRSB and USRSB "nonsense structures of control" and when I was finished connecting the visual dots he just as quickly within seconds said "that's a cartel".This young man understood this evil structure yet the Global and US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef had been hailed as a great thing by our very own leadership the night before..