Your old mate reckons the nomination of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) management team as a finalists in the 2020 Primary Industry Awards Team of the Year category, shows just how out of touch and hopeless Federated Farmers (who ran the awards) are as an organisation.
The Victoria University ‘academic’ recently published an article on the ever-so-woke Wellington-insider website Newsroom, begging the new Government to end dairy farming.
“I am convinced in the future we will look back and see dairy production in the way we do it now is the worst possible land use for this country,” Joy opined.
“As for the industry’s ‘backbone of the economy’ rhetoric, it simply does not bear scrutiny. When the externalities are included in analyses, dairy farming adds up to a negative outcome for all New Zealanders.”
It appears ‘Dr’ Joy seems to forget that the export income earned by the country’s dairy sector pays for things like schools, hospitals and, oh yes … universities!