The hysteria being generated by the bloody Farmers over the Governments limp water policy shows how much of a joke the debate has become.
It’s exactly like the Bosses screaming about the toothless worker rights laws. The Landlords screaming about having to do the minimum in insulating houses. The fishing industry screaming about having to do anything about over fishing. Every time this Government tinker at the edges the response is that Western Civilisation as we know it is about to collapse.
The bloody Farmers have had it too good for too long! They have their own Political Party (National) and National have allowed them to steal water, pollute water and create climate change gases with gleeful abandon.
National sold the hydro assets so that they could create an irrigation slush fund for the bloody farmers for Christ’s sakes, so being told to do the minimum should be the least they are prepared to do, and this water policy is the least.
It goes no where to ensuring water quality and it certainly doesn’t put the brakes on intensive farming the way the brakes should go on.
The simple truth is that the Dairy Industry is a sunset industry, synthetic milk powder into mass produced food ingredients will easily overtake real milk powder. For those delusional Dairy apologists who scream that there will always be a market for organic dairy, you are seriously telling us with a straight face that the vast majority of our milk powder which is used as a base ingredient for mass produced food will still be in demand despite those mass food producers not giving two shits about anything other than the bottom line for their salt and sugar drenched products?
When synthetic milk powder can be made cheaper than organic milk powder, those mass food producers will turn on us in a millisecond. Watching Dairy apologists desperately gloss over this fact is like watching a drowning man tell us his arms are life boats.
The Framers are bitching because they are selfish little clowns and the Government is too timid to force real change on them.
We end up with limp policy and faux outrage.