Fonterra, industrial dairy and climate change

A short video outlining the connection between Fonterra, industrial dairying and climate change.

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Industrial Dairy Climate Crimes

Over time, New Zealand's dairy sector has shifted from traditional pasture farming to a far more intensive, corporate industrial model.

It's a new way of farming - pushed by Fonterrra - that is having a huge impact on the environment, rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions, eroding the clean and green brand on which New Zealand agriculture is built, and lowering economic returns to farmers.

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Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi, Sumatra. 72 % of Indonesia's ancient intact forests have been cleared. 15 % of the world's biodiversity resides in Indonesia.

Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park. Orangutans are endangered with only 6000 remaining in the wilds of Sumatra. They could disappear in the next decade if the expansion of palm plantations continues unchecked.

Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his former land

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his land once owned by three neighbouring villages. The land was taken from them by a palm company then cleared and burnt to plant palm.

Devastated rainforest and peatlands

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Devastated rainforest and peatlands. Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests.

The Fonterra Connection

Publication | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Fonterra has introduced supplementary feeds such as imported palm-based animal feed which is changing dairying from pastoral to industrial. Palm-based animal feed imports have increased 2,700 fold since 1999. This is part of an overall trend...

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Video | August 22, 2009 at 10:35

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

Two jeeps transport the team into the orangutan rehabilitation centre

Image | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

Two jeeps transport the team into the orangutan rehabilitation centre. The roads are left in almost an unpassable state to stop logging trucks being able to navigate them safely.

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

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