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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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A human chain of protesters outside Fonterra’s corporate headquarters

Image | November 24, 2009 at 1:01

A human chain of protesters piled sacks labelled ‘Fonterra palm kernel’ and ‘Fonterra coal’ outside Fonterra’s corporate headquarters today in protest of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the dairy giant’s intensive farming practices.

Public protest brings palm kernel and coal climate crimes to Fonterras door

Video | November 23, 2009 at 10:26

A human chain of protesters pile sacks labelled Fonterra palm kernel and Fonterra coal outside Fonterra's corporate headquarters, 24 November 2009, in protest of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the dairy giant's intensive farming practices.

Some disturbing stuff

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | November 20, 2009

Today I spotted a couple of items in the media that are a timely reminder that urgent action on climate really is needed and that New Zealand has to play its part. The first thing I noticed was an article in the Independent, a UK...

Greenpeace activists shut down Southland coal mine to highlight Fonterra climate crimes

Blog entry by nick | November 17, 2009

Fonterra Climate Crime Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a pit in the Southland  'New Vale'  lignite coalmine.   The dirty lignite coal is used by Fonterra to help fuel operations at its nearby...

Fonterra's Climate Crimes: A call to action

Feature story | November 17, 2009 at 0:00

Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a mine pit at the Southland ‘New Vale’ lignite coalmine. This was the third of a series of actions targeting Fonterra’s climate crimes. Support is now building for a public protest at...

FACTSHEET: Fonterra and Climate Change

Publication | November 16, 2009 at 21:31

A factsheet outlining Fonterra's climate crimes including the use and importation of palm Kernel (PKE) animal feed and its impact on Indonesian rainforest, intensification and fertiliser use, burning coal and domestic deforestation, and the risk...

Stopping Fonterra's climate crime #3

Video | November 16, 2009 at 10:27

Following recent action on Fonterra palm kernel imports , Greenpeace activists have once again highlighted a Fonterra climate crime - this time its use of dirty lignite coal in Southland.

Fighting Fonterra's Climate Crimes - again

Feature story | October 11, 2009 at 22:33

Over the weekend we renewed our call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact. Greenpeace activists painted a large "Fonterra Climate Crime" on a shipment from...

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