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Tried and true – Greenpeace takes smart farming message to Fieldays

Press release | June 9, 2009 at 0:00

Amidst the electric fence systems and EID Readers, visitors at this year’s Fieldays will find an old fashioned dairy offering free value-added dairy products and tips on how farmers can tackle and gain from climate change.

Drought care of climate change - Carter

Press release | April 21, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace is welcoming Agriculture Minister David Carter’s recognition that the drought affecting East Coast farmers is climate change-related (1).

Fed Farmers bites the hand that feeds

Press release | November 3, 2008 at 21:16

Greenpeace has challenged Federated Farmers to tell consumers in its high yield export markets that it doesn’t give a toss about climate change.

Clean Streams sham shows need for dairy shift

Press release | October 2, 2008 at 0:38

The failure of the Clean Streams Accord shows the urgency of a shift to less intensive dairying in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Pedersen’s parting shot: NZ’ders should pay even more for food

Press release | June 25, 2008 at 0:00

At a time when New Zealanders are already struggling with soaring food prices, outgoing President of Federated Farmers Charlie Pedersen is calling for them to fork out even more to pay for the agriculture sector’s emissions.

Greenpeace welcomes Fed Farmers leader’s call for action on climate change

Press release | May 22, 2008 at 0:53

Greenpeace says it’s encouraged to see Federated Farmers President Charlie Pederson finally going in to bat for strong climate policy in New Zealand.

Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Climate crime exposed

Feature story | October 28, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action against New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change -- intensive corporate dairy farming.

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon...

Feature story | April 7, 2010 at 0:00

In a meeting on April 5th with Greenpeace, the major slaughterhouses of Brazil — including JBS/Bertin, Marfrig and Minerva — showed insufficient progress to comply with the first step in the Zero Deforestation Agreement they signed six months ago...

Fonterra's Climate Crimes: A call to action

Feature story | November 17, 2009 at 0:00

Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a mine pit at the Southland ‘New Vale’ lignite coalmine. This was the third of a series of actions targeting Fonterra’s climate crimes. Support is now building for a public protest at...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

Greenpeace reforests Landcorp dairy farm

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 0:00

Everyone knows agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy, however, our largest farmer - the Government-owned Landcorp - is putting the future of our most important industry and our clean green reputation at risk through large-scale...

Screensavers

Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:58

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EU bans three bee-killer pesticides: a light of hope for bees and agriculture

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | May 6, 2013

The next time you see a bee buzzing around, it’s worthwhile remembering that much of the food we eat depends significantly on pollination these insects provide. But bees and other pollinators are declining globally, particularly in...

Ecological farming

Page | April 28, 2005 at 18:28

Today's agriculture industry contributes significantly to environmental and natural resource degradation, undermining the basis of people's food security. A different approach to agricultural production is fundamentally necessary.

Mildred And The Piss-apocalypse

Video | February 5, 2017 at 9:58

Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers

ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dams

Video | July 8, 2016 at 16:55

Greenpeace activists joined local Hawke's Bay community members outside the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to oppose the Ruataniwha irrigation dam. From a van marked, "ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dam", several giant money sacks...

Dairy Sewage Blockade at ACC

Video | May 4, 2016 at 17:14

Greenpeace blockaded the ACC building in Wellington with 6,000 litres of dairy sewage ... watch this video to find out why. Take action here: http://grnpc.org/say-no-to-govt-funded-river-pollution #SaveOurRivers

The floodlands

Video | February 26, 2017 at 9:57

As if nothing were sacred, precious pockets of conservation land, threatened species, rare wetlands - and even national treasures like Lake Tekapo and Pupu Spings are threatened by industrial dairying's insatiable thirst for water.

Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:39

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Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

Greenpeace letter to Landcorp

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 4:23

Dear Mr Kelly Today, Greenpeace has replanted land at Tahorakuri Forest which Landcorp has converted from plantation forestry to industrial dairy, to start reversing the damage caused by Landcorp. In doing so we are demonstrating that the New...

Dairy farming and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:40

Agriculture and climate change

Page | March 11, 2008 at 2:48

New Zealand is unique amongst developed countries in that almost half of our greenhouse gas emissions come from the agriculture sector. One third of these emissions are from nitrous oxide (from livestock urine, manure and artificial fertiliser)...

Case studies

Page | October 5, 2008 at 22:01

Against the rush towards 1,000-cow dairy herds and mega-milk conglomerates, a handful of farmers are heading back to basics, and finding it’s working wonders.

From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 11, 2016

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Fonterra and Palm Kernel (PKE) imports

Page | September 9, 2009 at 22:39

A 2009 Greenpeace investigation 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.

Smart farming

Page | August 4, 2010 at 19:36

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Budget 2016: If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

Blog entry by Russel Norman | May 27, 2016

This budget shows that the Government’s fossil-fuel driven extractive industry based economic strategy is a slow moving train-wreck. After proclaiming in previous years that industrial dairy, coal, and oil would be the economic...

Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | October 25, 2016

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human...

9 incredible feats of people power that happened in 2016

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | December 30, 2016

The Indigenous and environmental rights movement was stronger than ever... This year proved that when real life  David and Goliath battles happen , word spreads, people listen, the truth eventually comes out, and the  movement...

Chinese children used in US-backed GE food trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan, GREENPEACE EAST ASIA | September 3, 2012

How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed a group of 24 children aged between six and eight years of age a potentially dangerous product that had yet to be tested on animals...

How will the world react if India says no to GE food?

Blog entry by Rajesh Krishnan | August 20, 2012

Genetically engineered (GE) food is a hot button topic in India. What happens here often sends ripples throughout the GE debate worldwide, but what happened last week is surely a major milestone. The Parliamentary Standing...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by nyoung | February 13, 2012

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by...

China says 'no' to genetically engineered rice

Blog entry by nyoung | February 2, 2012

It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the commercialisation of genetically-engineered (GE) rice. See the...

Over a million EU citizens finally have their say on GM crops

Blog entry by Myrto | December 10, 2010

The first ever European Citizens’ Initiative is handed over to John Dali - EU Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. Over a million signatures surround the 380-square-metre piece of 3D pavement art. Can you imagine how it...

Monsanto admits their technology doesn't work!

Blog entry by nick | March 10, 2010

Reyes, one of our agriculture campaigners in India, shares her immediate thoughts on this 'first-of-its-kind' admission by Monsanto This was my Saturday's lyrics to breakfast in sunny Bangalore: Monsanto has decided to tell the...

The naked truth about your favourite tipple

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 6, 2009

Greenpeace will go to whatever lengths it takes to save this poorly climate of ours - we'll even take our pants off. Over the weekend, 700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. The human art...

To GE or not to GE?

Blog entry by jacko | June 23, 2009

Once again the release of some crazy genetic experiments have been foiled. A couple of weeks ago the High Court did what our so called ‘environmental risk’ management agency (ERMA) didn’t. The High Court effectively stopped the release...

VIDEO: GE Rice

Blog entry by nick | May 21, 2009

An important Public Service Announcement from Your Government and The Biotech Industry (represented here by chemical giant Bayer) pronouncing the benefits of Genetically Modified Rice strain - LL62. Barely tried and barely tested this...

Hate to say we told you so...

Blog entry by jacko | February 12, 2009

Corn Grenade But we did, Greenpeace along with many environmental groups and the majority of Kiwis said we didn't want genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. We said 'don't plant it outside of a contained laboratory because it...

GE beast rears its ugly head

Blog entry by Nick | October 28, 2008

IN the heat of the fight against GE, Mothers Against Genetic Engineering ( Madge ) displayed seven billboards in Wellington and Auckland showing a naked woman with four breasts and GE branded on her backside.  We've been so...

GE Free Food Guide - 6th Edition

Blog entry by Nick | January 31, 2008

The sixth edition of our very popular GE Free Food guide was released this week. You can grab a copy at one of the many outlets around the country stocking the guide, you can download a PDF version to print or you can simply...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Tell Auckland Transport to shove it up their berms

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | October 28, 2015

I can relate to Dan. Like most of the inner-city dwelling 20-somethings, I had no idea what a berm was. That was until I found out that Auckland Transport was taking away the rights of ratepayers to cultivate roadside gardens. To me...

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | April 22, 2016

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to  do something  about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

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...

Fonterra has no answer

Blog entry by nyoung | October 8, 2010

UPDATE : The video has been viewed over 70,000 times since launch 7 days ago and we've celebrated by re-launching it on a brand new website at www.fonterra-secrets.com   Yesterday we launched a cheeky milk advertisement for...

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