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Wednesday, 09 June 2021 16:30

Knife to the heart

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: TVNZ's recent 'Q&A' programme has a lively discussion on methane emissions and how dairy farmers are doing their bit to reduce the sector's emissions.

Judging by comments on twitter, it is clear farmers feel by ambushed by TVNZ: the 'expert' panel included Maori activist Mike Smith with an anti-farming agenda; and there were no farmers in the audience, with most questions thrown to the panel coming from left-leaning environmentalists.

While DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle did a sterling job as the sole crusader for the dairy sector, his comments drew a negative reaction from the biased audience when saying that farmers are hard working families that care for the environment.

Kind of like a knife to the heart, is how one farmer described it on twitter.

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