Stop Fonterra Importing Palm Kernel

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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 factory

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:26

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 as a protection from forest fires

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

School students wear facemasks to protect their health against the smoke from forest fires that blankets their city.

Rainforest fire haze covers city of Pekanbaru

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

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 in Indonesia releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

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 in Indonesia

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

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.

Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests. The land is drained and remaining foliage and wood is burnt releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

Trucks laden with fresh palm fruit

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Trucks laden with fresh fruit bunches of palm on the way to palm factories where they will be processed into palm oils and palm based animal feed.

Greenpeace New Zealand communications manager

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Greenpeace New Zealand communications manager Suzette Jackson stands on former rainforest land, recently cleared and burnt to prepare for the planting of palm.

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