Tell Fonterra to stop importing palm kernel for the further industrialisation of New Zealand dairying.
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.
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.
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 in Riau Sumatra. 2400 fire hot spots were recorded in Riau Sumatra in August 2009.
Palm factory. Factories produce the commonly known palm oil as well as palm kernel expeller (PKE) used for animal feed and palm kernel oil used for high end products.
School students wear facemasks to protect their health against the smoke from forest fires that blankets their city.
An early morning haze from fires to clear rainforest covers the city of Pekanbaru. Some 2400 fire hot spots were recorded in Riau Sumatra in August 2009.
Draining peatland releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the world's atmosphere and is the main reason Indonesia is the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the US.
Palm factory. Factories produce the commonly known palm oil as well as palm kernel expeller (PKE) used for animal feed and palm kernel oil used for high end products. Sumatra, Indonesia.
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