COMMENT

We have to change the way we farm.

In New Zealand agriculture is responsible for almost half our greenhouse gas emissions. That in itself is reason enough to demand change but the fact is that greenhouse gases and consequent climate change are only a symptom of a much larger problem that has been brewing for at least the past 150 years. An economic system based on the unconstrained extraction of the planet's resources and industrial scale agriculture, has led us to the brink of environmental catastrophe.

Like the frog in the pot that slowly acclimatises to its inevitable demise

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