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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Barricade of Fonterra HQ

Image gallery | September 24, 2010

Fonterra HQ palm kernel message

Video | September 24, 2010 at 9:02

Greenpeace activists barricade the entrance to Fonterra's corporate HQ in Auckland and deliver a strong message to Fonterra about it's use of palm kernel.

NZ’s link to the destruction of SE Asia rainforests

Video | September 21, 2010 at 20:00

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 .

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction - again

Feature story | September 21, 2010 at 10:30

For the last five days a small Greenpeace team including New Zealander Suzette Jackson has been dodging security patrols, battling the heat and surviving harsh traveling conditions to reach a remote region of Indonesia to document a climate crime...


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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...

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