Posted 9 May 2009
"Where is the global upside if New Zealand artificially throttles back its agricultural production, allowing less efficient producers to fill the void? New Zealand doesn't produce cars or televisions any more because we were bad at it. In fact, the planet would be better off if New Zealand increased its production of food. A global solution means countries doing what they do best - and for New Zealand that is agriculture." Frank Brenmuhl, climate change spokesman for Federated Farmers, writes in The DominionPost.