Milk from farms used as dumps for drilling waste will be tested for toxins, but the Green Party is calling for more widespread testing of Taranaki animal products.
The Green Party has previously called on Fonterra to stop taking milk from cows grazing on the farms in Taranaki where oil and fracking waste had been spread.
The party said the milk was unsafe and could threaten the reputation of New Zealand’s dairy industry.
The Taranaki Regional Council has previously dismissed the claims as scaremongering. The farms where the waste was spread were quarantined then underwent extensive testing before cattle were put back on them, it said.
I’m all for testing, but when a party claims that milk must be stopped even after testing has been done, they are just scaremongering.