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Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is added to grass to make it grow faster. More grass means more cows – that means…

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We all rely on and treasure clean freshwater, but industrial dairying is putting it under threat.

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Greenpeace submission on the Action on Agriculture proposal

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Agriculture, in particular intensive dairying, is one of New Zealand‟s largest environmental problems causing freshwater pollution, biodiversity loss, soil degradation and of course, climate change. However, if done differently, agriculture…

Greenpeace submission to the New Zealand Government’s Tax Working Group on the Future of Tax

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June 2017

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Greenpeace response to Dairy NZ Advertising Standards Authority Complaint

January 2017

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Sold Down River: How Big Irrigation Will Pollute Our Water

October 2016

When it comes to clean water, industrial agriculture remains New Zealand’s biggest challenge, and large-scale irrigation schemes planned around the country are set to make things worse.