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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Video | September 21, 2010 at 20:00

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