Friday, October 24, 2008

New Zealand Green Party Want Half of Farm Production to Be Organic by 2020

"The Green Party today launched an agricultural policy which calls for 15 per cent of the nation's farms to be going organic by 2015, and for half of farm production to be organic by 2020.

Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimmons told the crowd at the Hastings Agricultural and Pastoral Show – where the National Party released its agricultural policy yesterday – that an essential part of the strategy was keeping New Zealand farming GE free.

"It's vital we retain and build on our international reputation as a clean, green country as this underpins our export industry," she said.

Making common-sense changes towards sustainable farming techniques was pivotal, and the policy focused on producing food and fibre in a way that not only increased profitability but reduced environmental impacts."

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