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To: Alan Livingstone, Chairman of Waikato Regional Council

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Waikato Regional Council

Ban Synthetic Nitrogen Fertiliser: Waikato Regional Council

We the undersigned call on Waikato Regional Council to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser .

Why is this important?

Synthetic Nitrogen fertiliser props up industrial dairying. It is used to grow too much grass for too many cows, polluting our rivers and warming the climate.

But we don’t need it. There is a better way to farm and New Zealand can lead the world in practising it.

Together, we can move towards regenerative farming. A way of farming that works with nature, not against it. But to do that, we need to get rid of the enablers of the old, destructive system. We need to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.

Hamilton, New Zealand

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Reasons for signing

  • We need to start somewhere to protect our rivers.
  • The Waikato River is the third worst river in the world for nitrogen polution! Yes, Third in the world from all rivers including US, South America, India, China etc!!!!
  • I OK with the principle of farming without urea but who is developing the strategy to wean NZ agriculture off urea... you can't turn off the tap without a plan.

Updates

2019-03-14 14:40:25 +1300

100 signatures reached

2019-03-13 18:45:18 +1300

50 signatures reached

2019-03-13 16:03:45 +1300

25 signatures reached

2019-03-13 15:19:36 +1300

10 signatures reached