PM dismisses suggestion farmers will suffer with Zero Carbon Bill

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 9:51AM
The Prime Minister says she's confident the government will reach its zero carbon targets. Photo / File

PM dismisses suggestion farmers will suffer with Zero Carbon Bill

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 9:51AM

The Prime Minister has dismissed the suggestion farmers have been thrown under the bus with the government's Zero Carbon Bill.

The bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 has passed its third reading in Parliament.

Jacinda Ardern told Mike Hosking she's working with people in the agricultural sector about how it would affect them.

She says if the country doesn't start working on bringing emissions down, New Zealand exporters might be punished.

"Consumers around the world will start looking at whether or not New Zealand is sustainably producing our food."

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