Wednesday, 13 December 2023 12:55

Greenpeace is wrong!

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Greenpeace's criticism of the appointment of farmers’ champion Andrew Hoggard as Associate Minister of Agriculture and of the Environment is baffling.

They claim that Federated Farmers has long been the attack dog in the dairy industry’s predatory delay of climate action and water protection and blames farmers for badly polluted rivers, dangerous levels of nitrate contamination in rural drinking water and high levels of climate pollution.

Greenpeace conveniently forgets that farmers have planted thousands of kilometres of fencing on their farms and reduced nitrate leaching.

They also conveniently forget that sewage from urban centres have been washing up on our beaches and making them unfit for swimming.

Farmers, along with their milk processors, are already working to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions profile. That’s what make them the leaders in the global dairy community when it comes to sustainability.

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