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Digestive wellness and the power of probiotics

From boosting immunity to improving digestion, probiotics have been touted as the “superhero” of the gut bacteria underworld. And yet, there’s a lot we still don’t know about probiotics because the research is just heating up.

April 21, 2023

New Zealand

Fonterra partners with Government and industry to tackle on farm emissions

Fonterra will contribute up to $50 million over the next four years in a public private partnership that’s working to find a solution to biogenic methane.

December 07, 2022


Fonterra launches wellbeing nutrition solutions brand

Fonterra is taking another step in implementing its strategy to be a leader in nutrition science and innovation with the launch of a new wellbeing solution brand, Nutiani.

September 07, 2022


What COP26 means for the Co-op

Fonterra’s Amsterdam based Trade Strategy and Stakeholder Affairs Manager, Mark Casey, recently attended COP26 – the annual United Nations Convention on Climate in Glasgow. Here are his thoughts on this globally significant event and what it means for the Co-op.

November 26, 2021


Improving outcomes for patients

Fonterra has further cemented its position as a leading dairy nutrition producer by becoming a member of the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI).

October 26, 2021


Record shipment year for Fonterra despite challenges

In a year of supply chain challenges and strong demand for dairy, a massive team effort and the power of partnership has helped Fonterra ship more product than any other year.

September 02, 2021

New Zealand

Cow manure to fire up the BBQ

A study between Fonterra, Beca, Firstgas Group and EECA has found using organic waste is a viable, untapped solution to provide an alternative to New Zealand’s current residential gas supplies, with the potential to replace nearly 20% of the country’s total gas usage by 2050.

July 07, 2021


Recycling plastic to save it going into the environment

As a Co-op we’ve committed to 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025 and that means we’re always searching for methods to reduce waste.

June 29, 2021


Clean sweep at NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Fonterra farmers impressed at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, winning all four 2021 main titles up for grabs, plus an NZDIA Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 24, 2021