The vast majority of our current dairy export is basic milk powder which is pumped into the manufactured food industry.
Any reduction in price via a cheaper synthetic milk product and our dairy exports would crash.
The technology and investment into synthetic milk and meat research means it’s just a matter of time before that cost and carbon footprint comes plummeting down.
I’m not ruling out a dairy industry altogether. Organic farming that feeds the 5million here plus our obligations as Whānau to the wider pacific but not the 40million others!
We don’t need mass investment into synthetics ourselves, we just need to stop selling Dairy to everyone else!
Why should kiwis who already put up with corporate farmers polluting our water and increasing global warming gasses ALSO pay global prices for their product?
How outrageous is it that on top of all this we allow a legal monopoly in the form of Fonterra?
The water pollution, climate crises worsening gases AND we pay the same global price corporate Farmers can get on a global market of 40million others while putting up with a monopoly?
As a monopolistic collective, isn’t Fonterra more socialist than Jacinda?
Farming Capitalists are selfish socialists.
Increasingly having independent opinion in a mainstream media environment which mostly echo one another has become more important than ever, so if you value having an independent voice – please donate here.
If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media