New Zealand’s link to the destruction of the rainforests of SE Asia

Suzette Jackson describes the heartache of witnessing the expansion into South East Asia's rainforests by the palm products industry. The destruction is funded in part by Fonterra.

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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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The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | October 20, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | October 14, 2010

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

Fonterra has no answer

Blog entry by nyoung | October 8, 2010

UPDATE : The video has been viewed over 70,000 times since launch 7 days ago and we've celebrated by re-launching it on a brand new website at   Yesterday we launched a cheeky milk advertisement for...

The milk ad they don't want you to see

Video | October 6, 2010 at 9:57

NZ dairy giant Fonterra's industrial dairying approach is driving production beyond the limits. NZ cows can no longer be fed on grass alone and Fonterra's dairy herds are fed palm kernel grown on land in South East Asia where rainforests once...

Does Fonterra support deforestation?

Video | September 25, 2010 at 12:25

During TVNZ coverage of the Fonterra results press conference reporters asked Andrew Ferrier directly whether Fonterra supports rainforest destruction. He then revealed a bad case of foot in mouth and threw the comms department a total hospital...

My time in custody in Indonesia

Blog entry by Suzette | September 24, 2010

Greenpeace NZ Communications Manager Suzette Jackson was jailed for 27 hours in Indonesia from September 19-20, whilst gathering evidence of the continued destruction of Indonesia's rainforests by the palm products industry. She...

Delivering the message direct to Fonterra

Blog entry by nyoung | September 24, 2010

Yesterday Greenpeace activists barricaded the entrance to Fonterra's corporate headquarters in Auckland . After releasing the damning exposé of Fonterra's links to the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia, we are delivering the...

Help at hand for Fonterra PR

Blog entry by Phil | September 24, 2010

Dear Mr Ferrier, We are contacting you as we would like your permission to use some video footage of you at the press conference yesterday for Fonterra’s shareholder dividend announcement.   As we will be using the clip as...

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