Author Topic: Farming vs Ranching  (Read 584 times)

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Re: Farming vs Ranching
« on: November 23, 2022, 05:04:15 pm »
Can you tax a cow’s burps? New Zealand will be the first to try.
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In a nation with seven times more livestock than people, taxing farmers for herds’ greenhouse gas emissions is a controversial proposal.
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New Zealand has seven times more residents on four legs than on two—5 million people to 26 million sheep and 10 million cows—and dairy, meat, and wool account for more than half the nation’s export revenue.

But this abundance comes with an environmental cost. Half of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, [ARE WESTERNERS NOW SO THOROUGHLY CONFUSED THAT THEY TRULY BELIEVE THAT GROWING WHEAT IS THE SAME AS FORCING COWS TO REPRODUCE???] mostly as biological methane and nitrous oxide from livestock burps, urine, and manure.

So last month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled a plan for New Zealand’s farmers to pay new taxes based on calculations of their herds’ emissions. The money raised by the tax would be returned to the ag industry for research, technology, and incentive payments to farmers for their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases—by planting trees on their land, for example.
Entire article: https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/environment-and-conservation/2022/11/can-you-tax-a-cows-burps-new-zealand-will-be-the-first-to-try?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Perhaps, rather than planting a tree and patting yourself on the back, westerners might actually try giving up ranching and actually start farming CROPS for human consumption, instead of primarily for livestock consumption for once!?

According to Westerners, this is what farming looks like: