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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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Looking back on 2011

Video | December 20, 2011 at 8:07

A year of action led campaigning in 2011.

Fonterra climate crimes: The true price of Fonterra milk

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 4, 2011

The carbon footprint of New Zealand milk could be much larger than Fonterra claims. A new report released today reveals that Fonterra’s continued use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed on dairy farms could...

The carbon cost of palm kernel expeller

Publication | December 4, 2011 at 6:40

Fonterra’s use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) could hide a large source of unaccounted climate emissions, making a significant contribution to the carbon footprint of its milk products - palm products are typically grown on cleared rainforest or...

Fonterra embarrasses the Government over palm kernel

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 10, 2011

On Saturday five Greenpeace activists took action on a shipment of palm kernel entering the Port of New Plymouth bound for Fonterra farms. The five of them were able to stay aboard the ship, locked in the crane cabs and on the anchor...

Greenpeace takes action against Fonterra palm kernel imports

Image | February 5, 2011 at 16:40

Five Greenpeace activists occupy the ship’s cranes. The MV Great Motion has 10,000 tonnes of palm kernel on board. It is at anchor just outside the Port, where it had been waiting for another ship to unload its palm kernel and depart a berth used...

Spiderman on the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Arthur Dionio | January 20, 2011

Muhamad Adhonian Canarisla (we call him 'Adhon') , from Indonesia, is an inspiring person to many Southeast Asian activists, especially in his country. In 2008, Adhon stopped a huge palm oil ship from leaving Indonesia by hanging on...

Coal the answer to the wrong question

Blog entry by Simon Boxer | November 18, 2010

The guest editorial titled ' Year of silly advice on climate change ' and published in the Otago Daily Times earlier this week was never going to deal to the arguments around fossil fuels with a balanced hand - after all, the author...

Fonterra getting better only at 'greenwashing'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 10, 2010

For the past two days I've been attending the International Dairy Federation's World Dairy Summit , in Auckland, as a delegate. This week, some of the world's most powerful players in the dairy industry have been in New Zealand to...

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