24 Nov 2022

Food production in Aotearoa in a perilous state

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 24 November 2022

It's estimated that New Zealand makes enough food to feed 40 million people but some farmers are saying our food security is in a perilous state.

Farmers Market NZ Vice Chair Dave Kennedy wants more to be done so that the country can feed itself.

He says Southland, where he is based, used to be able to supply 80 percent of its food needs just a few generations ago, but nowadays it's barely 10 percent.

Vegetable garden

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