Going bananas over wind farms

There have been a number of wild claims about wind farms, and The Australian seems committed to perpetuating the myth that Australia's banana crop could be in danger.

In Climate Spectator on Tuesday (Queensland Health rebukes The Australian on wind farms, May 29) I highlighted a number of problems with an article in The Australian. As well as trying to beat-up the health effects of wind farms, it left the impression that Australia’s entire banana crop could be threatened. Citing horticulturalist Steve Lavis, The Australian said,  

He was also worried about the impact on the region's banana industry, which relied on aerial spraying that would not be possible within 5km of wind turbine towers.


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