The outcome of last month’s controversial Johnson Vs Monsanto lawsuit left some scratching their heads, while others jumped for joy.
Dewayne Johnson, a former school caretaker suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, filed a lawsuit against Agrochemical company Monsanto in 2016, claiming long-term exposure to their widely-used herbicide Roundup was the cause of his affliction.
With consultation on the government’s zero carbon bill now closed, the agriculture sector waits with baited breath to see how intensive its role will be in the national quest toward significant emissions reductions by the year 2050.
National’s announcement of bipartisan support for the Climate Change Commission last week made it clear that environmental conservation is currently at the forefront of political and social concern in this country.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says it is cautiously optimistic that it is getting on top of Mycoplasma bovis, despite four more Canterbury farms being confirmed as infected with the cattle disease.