Opinion: Why don't New Zealand farmers want to look after their golden goose?

Posted 15/10/2019

Source: Newshub

 

OPINION: If we want to assure our export markets and tourists that we are actually a clean, sustainable country, we actually have to prove it.

According to some in the agricultural industry, the sky will fall on New Zealand agriculture if the government's new freshwater policy becomes law. Consumers will no longer have an abundant supply of fresh vegetables, and agriculture will cease to exist in parts of New Zealand. 

There seems to be no mention of the increased health risks both for ourselves and for the farmers' animals because many nasty pathogens are more abundant in low water quality. 

 

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