New Zealand’s link to the destruction of the rainforests of SE Asia

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.

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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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Palm Kernel Ship Blockade

Image gallery | September 16, 2009

PKE shipment blocked

Image | September 16, 2009 at 0:28

Greenpeace activists block a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms. They are calling on John Key to halt imports of the product due to its impact on climate change and...

PKE shipment blocked

Image | September 16, 2009 at 0:25

Greenpeace activists block a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms. They are calling on John Key to halt imports of the product due to its impact on climate change and...

Stopping Fonterra's climate crimes

Feature story | September 16, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists have blocked a shipment of palm kernel animal feed from Indonesia, entering Tauranga Port and destined for Fonterra dairy farms.

Fonterra, industrial dairy and climate change

Video | September 10, 2009 at 8:39

How Fonterra contributes to New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions and threatens New Zealand's clean green brand.

INVESTIGATION: Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Blog entry by nick | August 23, 2009

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. Read the...

New Zealand farmer Max Purnell on destructed rainforest

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:27

Max Purnell, a New Zealand farmer, stands on land cleared of rainforests for palm plantations in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Forest fire to clear land for palm plantation

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:27

Forest fire to clear land for palm plantation in Riau Sumatra. 2400 fire hot spots were recorded in Riau Sumatra in August 2009.

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