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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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Greenpeace has renewed its call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the...

Image | October 11, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace has renewed its call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact, by painting a large slogan reading "Fonterra climate crime" on a shipment in the Port of...

A protest outside Port Tauranga the day after

Image | September 22, 2009 at 2:10

A protest outside Port Tauranga the day after the last of the 14 activists were removed from the East Ambition.

The East Ambition heads into Port Tauranga

Image | September 22, 2009 at 2:08

The East Ambition heads into Port Tauranga with twelve Greenpeace activists aboard.

Twelve Greenpeace activists on the cranes

Image | September 22, 2009 at 2:07

Twelve Greenpeace activists on the cranes aboard the East Ambition.

Greenpeace inflatables alongside the East

Image | September 22, 2009 at 1:57

Greenpeace inflatables alongside the East Ambition carrying palm kernel feed for Fonterra's NZ dairy herds.

A Greenpeace activist locked to the anchor

Image | September 22, 2009 at 1:50

A Greenpeace activist locked to the anchor chain of the East Ambition

A Greenpeace inflatable in front of the East

Image | September 22, 2009 at 1:48

A Greenpeace inflatable in front of the East Ambition with an activist locked to the anchor chain.

Greenpeace takes climate action in Tauranga

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | September 17, 2009

Check out what Greenpeace has been up to.  If you happen to watch TV, read newspapers or listen to the wireless, you'll probably know that 14 Greenpeace activists yesterday boarded a shipment of palm kernal in Tauranga, to protest...

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