Remember last year, Minister for the Environment ignored the Science Technical Advisory Group’s recommendation (the panel he set up) to set the bottom line for nitrate in rivers at 1 mg/L? Instead pressure from ag industry prevailed and he picked the politically acceptable 2.4mg. This research shows that the limit should be even lower than 1mg.

https://peerj.com/articles/11556/?fbclid=IwAR0C7D8sGel0ndrlUua-1S5PwbBqqQci_bKtLP7y6HgPr6KX7aKeK_LHveQ

Our freshwater shame

Time to hang our heads in shame, the sad story of how we sold our future for short-term gain, a few made money from capital gains of conversions, a huge amount of our water was given away to enrich a few. All this to make shiploads of milk powder dried with massive amount of coal... Continue Reading →

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