Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor.

Load of bull!

OPINION: Greenpeace boss and former Green Party leader Russell Norman claims there are about ten million beef and dairy cattle in New Zealand and that each one produces the same faecal load as about 14 people.

Milk move turns sour

Greek yoghurt maker Chobani is pulling out of its ultra-filtered milk business just three months after it's launch.

Face mask wins award

A face mask for cows that neutralises the climate-heating gas methane in their belches has won a UK design award from Prince Charles and designer Sir Jony Ive.

No prosecution?

OPINION: A North Canterbury cow sanctuary that was investigated following animal welfare concerns seems to have escaped prosecution.

Sugary drinks ban

OPINION: The Government is considering only allowing water, low-fat milk or plant-based milk in schools to reduce the sugar intake of young students.

Kiwis back cows

OPINION: On cow numbers across the country, the majority of Kiwis don't agree that they need to drop.

'Unshaw' on cow numbers

OPINION: Climate Change Minister James Shaw seems to be in two minds whether cow numbers should be reduced in New Zealand to cut emissions.

Fourth option

OPINION: While farmers clearly want a farm-level levy for emissions, they may be forced into a processor-based hybrid level.

More of the same

OPINION: The fertile ground of the plant-milk business continues to sprout new options, such as pistachio, pea, and even potato milk.

Three Waters saga

OPINION: The Three Waters reform is turning into another headache for the Government.

OPINION: The recent storm and floods that hit Gisborne and surrounding areas is because New Zealand has too many cows?

OPINION: Irish farmers could be facing a quota on milk production as part of the country's plan to keep methane emissions in check.

OPINION: Amazing how one bad poll can rattle a Government.

OPINION: The Government approved 74 DJs to enter NZ as critical workers during lockdowns, an Official Information Act request reveals. Of these 64 arrived, talking up precious MIQ spots.

OPINION: European farmers are being told to brace for tough times and it's all thanks to Vladimir Putin.

OPINION: A new kind of milk will soon hit US shelves but it isn't some plant-based product designed to resemble dairy milk.

OPINION: Greenpeace is back doing what it does best - spreading misinformation about the dairy sector.

OPINION: Another example of the Government paying lip service to the dairy sector: Last month the Government informed dairy sector bodies that it will allow just 300 more international dairy farm workers into New Zealand.

OPINION: There are many fitness trackers, like Fitbit and Apple Watches, for humans.

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Fake and cheap

OPINION: First they demanded plant-based 'milk', now they want it priced cheaper than real milk.

Cannon fodder?

OPINION: The recent high-profile Mycoplasma bovis announcement from the Government in Hamilton featured Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Agriculture Minister…

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