The biggest New Zealand Winegrower event of the year has wrapped up.
An OECD report missed a critical point in claiming NZ is reaching its environmental limits and criticising the government’s primary export targets.
There have long been calls for regulations to control the disposal and reuse of glass by introducing Container Deposit Legislation (CDL).
New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a previously unknown way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen, common in soil and water, into a safe form rather than a harmful greenhouse gas.
Industry giant Unilever has reported that one in five (21%) consumers “would choose a brand based on the belief that it was produced sustainably”.
Peat soils in Waikato are crucial for the profitability of farming and environmental protection, particularly in summer.
No one immediate solution is available to New Zealand to deal with the problem of greenhouse gas emissions caused by agriculture.
New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
An assessment tool known as the Carbon Navigator is used to assess each beef and dairy farm under Ireland's sustainability scheme Origin Green.
Origin Green, a scheme that verifies the sustainability of Ireland’s food and drink production, now has 100% of the country’s dairy farmers and 90% of beef farmers signed up to its extensive auditing.
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