Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:50

PKE’s reign continues

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) on farms can continue, at least for now.

The Green Party, seemingly hell bent on destroying the dairy industry in order to ‘save the planet’, vowed to end the use of PKE in New Zealand. It was part of their agriculture policy going into the general elections.

With Labour able to comfortably govern on its own, the Greens’ bargaining power at the negotiating table is greatly diminished.

Greenpeace, which called the policy “bold and transformational” won’t be happy. Their misguided belief that imported feed like PKE (that is a waste by-product) “fuel intensive dairying which is polluting our climate, degrading rivers and contaminating drinking water” goes on the back burner for another three years – we hope.

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