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30-11-2000 12:00 AM

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Quality management systems, with their associated statistical process controls and product tracking, are not new to world industry, but the concept is a radical departure from the generic commodity mindset that has typified agriculture. Trading undifferentiated commodities at constantly eroding margins provides little incentive for quality beyond that needed for minimal acceptance. A number of powerful and wide-ranging forces are converging to create a climate of change.

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Nov 30th, 12:00 AM

Quality Management Systems for Agriculture: Principles

Quality management systems, with their associated statistical process controls and product tracking, are not new to world industry, but the concept is a radical departure from the generic commodity mindset that has typified agriculture. Trading undifferentiated commodities at constantly eroding margins provides little incentive for quality beyond that needed for minimal acceptance. A number of powerful and wide-ranging forces are converging to create a climate of change.