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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.
New Zealand’s Paris target, of 30% reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, is fair and ambitious, and will not be easy to reach, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.
The equation is simple for dairy farmers around Lake Rotorua: agree to reduce the nutrient discharges from your farms into the lake and collectively pocket $40 million.
A Lincoln University PhD student is putting New Zealand’s vaunted paddock-based dairy industry to the test.
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