Tell Fonterra to stop importing palm kernel for the further industrialisation of New Zealand dairying.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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