Monday, August 24, 2009

palm kernel - another shame for this country

I agree with the greens on this one.

"Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said palm kernel and palm oil was produced on land cleared of tropical rainforest in Indonesia and Malaysia, which was a major source of carbon emissions and the extinction of animals.

Palm kernel imports went from 0.4 tonnes in 1999 to 455,000 tonnes in 2007 and then to 1.1 million tonnes in 2008.

Dr Norman said this was a quarter of all global palm kernel production, which threatened not only the local grain industry, but New Zealand's environmental reputation."

Palm Oil is not on and using the residue to feed the cows is also not on. I do think the small illusion that we are green and clean will take another blow with this news.

We have too many cows, too many.

It is not good for the farmers, the cows and this country. diversity is the key not creating more dairy farms.

I hope you are listening NT Property.

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