Just how stupid can you get …
Chief executive Chris Kelly said the deal would allow it to enter China, where Shanghai Pengxin had access to 10,000 hectares of land for agricultural development.
"We're going to look at exporting genetic material. Shanghai Pengxin has about 100,000 sheep in China, and is looking to advance flock progress. It recognises that New Zealand has some superior genetics, and is keen to talk to us about spreading those genes through its flock."
He said the quality of China's sheep genetics was way behind New Zealand. "It's not always easy to distinguish between a sheep and a goat in China. What they're looking to do is have access to a secure supply of quality meat, which is what we produce, and they can't. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/7200078/Kiwi-genetics-at-stake-in-China-deal
We have done this with Kiwi Fruit we are doing this with Fonterra and our tourism industry suffers from it as well. Our leadership basically gives away our competitive advantage. Our ability to earn a premium lives in those genes. These are the legacy of a century of government and private investment and this clown is proud to be selling it to China for a quick buck. They must think we are the biggest bunch of simpletons breathing God’s good air.
The next thing is that these same clever dicks will talk the Government into letting them bring genetic material back into NZ just like the Kiwifruit industry did and we will have Foot and Mouth Disease just like the Kiwifruit industry has got PSA.
Did they negotiate any good deals for the Chinese to upgrade any of our technology companies for free while they were at it? Fat chance!
Idiots like this are only guaranteeing our children a future as peasants in our own land – the little left that we will own.