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The Green Party’s agriculture policy is based on a mistaken understanding about the environmental impact of livestock farming.
The Green Party’s agriculture policy is based on a mistaken understanding about the environmental impact of livestock farming FARM spokesman Robin Grieve said today
James Shaw attempted to justify his Party’s policy to price livestock emissions on his belief that livestock produce half New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions. The science and the facts about ruminant methane emissions do not support that.FARM was set up to present the facts about ruminant methane and the Green Party policy demonstrates how much the facts and the science of ruminant methane emissions are missing from the political debate about global warming.
Using the discredited and non scientific CO2 equivalent system to quantify ruminant emissions, as the Green Party has done, is to misrepresent the environmental impact of livestock farming and any pricing scheme that is introduced for these emissions will be a financial fraud .by the Government on New Zealand’s farmers. It is nothing more than dishonest to quantify emissions of ruminant methane using a system that does not take in to account the fact that ruminant methane emissions do …
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