A group of concerned New Zealanders worried about the future of New Zealand and New Zealand’s food and natural fibre security has launched 50 Shades of Green.
We want a common sense solution for the long-term balance of the New Zealand landscape and economy and to protect what we value for future generations
Our purpose: to protect New Zealand’s rural communities, our beautiful landscape, our economy, and unnecessary cost to you, the taxpayer.
The group’s Facebook page reinforces that:
“We are not against dealing with climate change, just the way we get there.
“We are against blanket planting of pine trees. . .”
Current and proposed policies will severely reduce food production, export income and jobs by turning productive farmland into forests even though, as a post on the group’s Facebook page points out:
A snippet from the Paris accord that doesn’t get much of a mention . Article 2 states that we should increase the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development IN A MANNER THAT DOES NOT THREATEN FOOD PRODUCTION. Feels like our politicians have overlooked this important bit
It shouldn’t be a choice between feeding the world or saving the planet.
Sound science-based policies should enable us to do both.