That Environment thing Again!Wednesday, Aug 22, 2001
Misinformation, progressing to lies and deceit has become the stock in trade of the parties that make
up the environmental lobby. They have taken on the madness of a Don Quixote by creating a cause
where no problem exists.
Yesterdays Ministry of Environment report of billions of dollars of losses based on a shonky market
survey shows how threatening this group has become, to the hard earned international image of New
Zealand as a producer of wholesome foods.
The fact that such a destructive report could be produced by the environment ministry shows how far
this group of zealots have infiltrated government structures to the detriment of producers.
Farming has always been about bending nature for the benefit of mankind.
It has been suggested the most significant of mankind’s developments of the past millennium was
the capacity of farmers to make hay. For without this technological development, the great cities
of Europe could not have been sustained.
Where would the greenies of that time stand on such an intrusion on nature?
Finally as uncomfortable as it may be, it is the consumer that rules on that which is acceptable and
that which is not.
The task that producers have is to ensure that message from the market is not distorted by the zealots
for their own purposes.