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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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...

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...

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...

How our Nestle campaign travelled around the web

Blog entry by nyoung | November 1, 2010

The Sinar Mas influence map by Salter Baxter Is it a tube map for spiders? A diagram of the galactic core? No, it's an analysis of our ongoing Sinar Mas campaign, specifically the way it has evolved online. Communication...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | October 26, 2010

Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of Indonesia was an interesting one. ...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | October 20, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have...

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