Industrial dairying is failing. It’s failing people who want to swim in clean rivers, its failing our tourism industry, it’s failing our climate, and it’s failing farmers.
The good news is that there are alternative ways to produce food that are not only better for our rivers, and the environment, but also good for farmers' bottom lines.
We are not saying "stop farming"; rather we're advocating a win-win way forward. It's called ecological farming, sometimes known as smart farming.
Ecological farming works with and not against natural ecosystems. Protecting and using these natural systems to improve soil and water health, help control weeds, pests and diseases and create resilience through biodiversity.
This in turn leads to healthy livestock, healthy crops, and healthy bottom li... Read more >