Does Climate Commission Report Fail to Push a Farming Switch

An article in Scoop focuses on the Climate Change Commission’s report, which advocates sweeping changes in many areas, but unfortunately does not go far enough in the field of agriculture.

It is sad that the Commission is still focused on protecting agricultural practices that have led to soil degradation, high nitrogen fertiliser, fossil fuel pesticide inputs leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions, rather than farming practices that reduce and protect the environment…. The Commission’s report is seriously flawed by not recommending behavioural change to help farmers shift to regenerative organic farming and ‘nature-based’ solutions, including soil carbon sequestration.

Jon Carapiet, spokesman for GE-Free NZ

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