The Fonterra Connection

Publication - August 22, 2009
Fonterra has introduced supplementary feeds such as imported palm-based animal feed which is changing dairying from pastoral to industrial. Palm-based animal feed imports have increased 2,700 fold since 1999. This is part of an overall trend of intensification of dairying in New Zealand. Agriculture is responsible for 49% of NZ’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions. This increase doesn’t factor in indirect emissions from forest destruction in Indonesia to grow supplementary feed for NZ’s dairy herds.

Fonterra implicated in rainforest and climate destruction

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