Except that these aren't regulations. My take is that the end game is to shut producers out of the market that don't toe the line, and even place organization guidelines calling for limitations of red meat consumption. We've already seen calls for future market exclusions for producers that don't abide by BQA. The environmental aspects, such as
Net greenhouse gas emissions from the beef value chain are minimized on a per unit of product basis.
are what I find most concerning. The fact that NCBA joined this group in 2012, and internal media reports seem nonexistent, indicate that some red flags need to go up. We need support of our industry and it's inherent sustainability as a whole, not an obligatory anal exam, and not involvement in a group that follows the climate change and "social responsibility" mantra.