Palm kernel expeller has resulted in the destruction of forests in Papua, Indonesia, says Greenpeace © 123RF
Palm kernel expeller has resulted in the destruction of forests in Papua, Indonesia, says Greenpeace © 123RF

Fonterra feed supplier linked to deforestation

25 June 2018

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra’s key supplier of palm kernel expeller (PKE) has been linked to a huge expanse of deforestation in Indonesia, according to a report.

In the report Greenpeace said New Zealand was the world’s largest user of PKE, importing a quarter of global supply. PKE, made by grinding up palm kernels, is used as animal feed.

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