This from Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills… Click here for the full version. This is just the conclusion.
So while agriculture is said to account for half of all our emissions, we don’t count everything we do to soak it up. We also overlook that we feed not only ourselves, but at least 20 million more people beside. While the Daily Mail story said food production generates up to 29 percent of global emissions, food happens to be a basic physiological need. Along with water and shelter we die without it.
In penning these words, I hope people will realise our global leadership comes by producing and sharing skills on food production. We produce emissions because we over achieve when it comes to food production and in that respect New Zealand is no island.