Wednesday, 03 March 2021 10:30

Killer claims

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Nitrates from dairy farms have long been suspected of polluting waterways around New Zealand, now they could be "killing" people, according to Greenpeace.

 

It claims a new report from two NZ universities reinforces known links between intensive dairying, nitrates and bowel cancer.

Greenpeace campaigner Steve Abel, next on the Green Party list to replace Ricardo Menendez March should he ever have to leave Parliament, wants the Government to act on the report.

Greenpeace loves bagging the dairy industry but in its media release fails to mention urban pollution and how sewage water is contaminating beaches around NZ and high lead levels in our water pipes that could be doing more harm to our people.

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