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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Burger King ditches Sinar Mas palm oil

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

The independent audit which Sinar Mas thought would absolve it of deforestation, peatland clearance and law-breaking is now exploding in front of its face like a firework in a munitions factory. Greenpeace campaigners and...

Sinar Mas caught with pants on fire, fibbing to stock markets

Blog entry by nyoung | August 20, 2010

Shooting yourself in the foot. Getting egg all over your face. These and many more idioms apply to the Sinar Mas group which, following the release of its audit last week, has seen its executives "misreporting" the audit's findings.

What the LULUCF?

Blog entry by Phil | June 4, 2010

New Zealand's strategy at the climate change negotiations may be running into a bit of trouble. To understand why, I need to explain New Zealand's strategy which pretends to tackle climate change. Basically, whatever our...

UPDATED: Activists block Fonterra coal use

Blog entry by nick | May 18, 2010

Fighting Fonterra Climate Crimes This morning a team of Greenpeace activists blocked the supply of coal to the boilers of Fonterra's Clandeboye milk drying plant in Canterbury effectively halting another Fonterra climate crime.

Fonterra Climate Crime

Image gallery | May 18, 2010

Fighting Fonterra Climate Crime - Clandeboye Milk Dehydrator

Video | May 18, 2010 at 9:25

On 18 MAY 2010 Greenpeace activists blocked the fuel depot of Fonterra's Clandeboye factory in Canterbury. The action draws attention to how the company is damaging the climate by choosing to burn coal when cleaner alternatives exist another...

Activists block Fonterra coal use with delivery of cleaner fuel

Feature story | May 18, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists block the fuel depot of Fonterra's Clandeboye factory in Canterbury, drawing attention to how the company is damaging the climate by choosing to burn coal when cleaner alternatives exist. Another Fonterra Climate Crime.

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