Grass not PKE - action.greens.org.nz

Grass not PKE

The latest revelations from Amnesty International show that Fonterra’s move to buy palm oil feed (PKE) from a single “sustainable” source – Wilmar International - has failed.

Amnesty International has revealed that Wilmar is tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions.

It is not okay for our dairy industry to be profiting from these human rights abuses.

We are calling on Fonterra to follow the example set by Landcorp earlier this year, stop using PKE  and support sustainable agriculture not rainforest deforestation and cruelty.

Fonterra, it’s time to stop importing PKE into New Zealand.

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  • signed 2017-01-22 15:49:22 +1300
  • signed via 2017-01-21 08:05:56 +1300
  • signed via 2017-01-13 22:58:13 +1300
    Fair is worth fighting for…sleep well with kindness not abuse
  • signed 2017-01-10 19:22:15 +1300
  • signed via 2017-01-06 08:20:18 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-22 13:58:10 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-18 17:48:29 +1300
    Any use of Palm Kernel in any form when it does so much damage to wildlife is totally inexcusable. Also NZ is famous for it’s grass fed stock so our milk and cheese should be grass fed too.
  • signed 2016-12-17 06:40:59 +1300
    I believe that palm oil stock food is not only a bad industry because of what it does to children, indigenous lifestyles and native forests but is also cruel and unusual treatment of stock.
  • signed via 2016-12-16 22:52:39 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 22:02:00 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 20:17:32 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 19:50:28 +1300
    It’s bad enough that unsustainable dairy farming is devastating our own environment, let alone that of other countries.
  • signed 2016-12-16 18:45:05 +1300
  • signed via 2016-12-16 18:10:29 +1300
  • signed via 2016-12-16 14:08:36 +1300
    I have shares in a NZ dairy farm. And I live in Singapore where South East Asian palm fires affect the whole region. If you cannot get ‘sustainable’ PKE then source other ‘climate friendly’ alternatives.
  • signed 2016-12-16 12:56:00 +1300
  • signed via 2016-12-16 11:55:01 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 08:45:50 +1300
  • signed via 2016-12-16 07:59:16 +1300
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  • signed 2016-12-16 07:19:47 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 06:17:56 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-16 02:57:22 +1300
    we are NZ citizens retired in Tonga but still eat NZ beef. NZ’s reputation is on grass fed beef and don’t like palm kernels used as food for cows. Palm oil is not a good oil to use and eat so therefore palm oil from injecting palm kernels does not make good meat and ruining the reputation of NZ meat.
  • signed 2016-12-16 01:21:55 +1300
    Simon Marler
  • signed via 2016-12-16 00:29:05 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-15 23:22:35 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-15 22:54:52 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-15 22:41:53 +1300
    I don’t buy products which I know to contain palm oil and those I suspect do. Without a commitment from Fonterra to stop importing PKE, I shall cease to buy your products too.
  • signed 2016-12-15 22:34:41 +1300
  • signed 2016-12-15 22:32:40 +1300