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Spray responsibility vital

Letter

Glyphosate residues in honey is having a major impact by reducing accessibility to high-value export markets.

Maybe it's time for MPI to investigate alternative chemical treatments for horticultural and agricultural use? GDC's uncontrolled roadside spraying is also a big issue — with its contractors having been observed spraying in windy conditions with significant drift, and impact on non-targeted species.

In a region where we are fortunate to have both farmed and wild manuka generating potentially high-value honey, we all need to take a responsible approach to the use of herbicides.

G. Mills

Beekeeper