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.
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. The land is drained and remaining foliage and wood is burnt releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
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 Suzette Jackson stands on former rainforest land, recently cleared and burnt to prepare for the planting of palm.
Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi, Sumatra. 72 % of Indonesia's ancient intact forests have been cleared. 15 % of the world's biodiversity resides in Indonesia.
Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park. Orangutans are endangered with only 6000 remaining in the wilds of Sumatra. They could disappear in the next decade if the expansion of palm plantations continues unchecked.
Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his land once owned by three neighbouring villages. The land was taken from them by a palm company then cleared and burnt to plant palm.
Devastated rainforest and peatlands. Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests.
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Fonterra to stop importing palm kernel