Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

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.

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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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Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 21, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 21, 2015

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

Indonesia’s fire crisis is a test of corporate commitment to forest protection

Publication | November 20, 2015 at 13:01

Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies, including Fonterra supplier Wilmar, is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

The Dairy - Winter Is Coming...

Blog entry by Simon Boxer | July 24, 2015

With extreme weather events leading to widespread flooding and with crashing global dairy commodity prices, farmers are describing this as a terrible winter.  However Greenpeace has been consistently making the point that what...

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...

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