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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


10 fast facts about Milk-E 

More than 100 years ago, Fonterra’s Waitoa site had New Zealand’s largest fleet of electric milk trucks. Fast-forward to 2022, the site has welcomed New Zealand’s first modern electric milk tanker. 

November 25, 2022


Over the years, our Co-op has earned a reputation as a world leader in dairy nutrition and product development.

August 29, 2022


Advancing our Active Living Business

The way people manage their health and wellness is being revolutionised, and we’re seeing this trend growing more prominently due to COVID-19. Consumers are rethinking what it means to age well, are being proactive with their health and taking a holistic perspective on their wellbeing. This has given rise to a range of consumer solutions targeting specific health and wellness needs, which Fonterra is well placed to take advantage of.

June 22, 2022


A new phase begins in Fonterra seaweed trial aiming to reduce on-farm emissions 

In 2020, we entered a partnership with Sea Forest to see if using Asparagopsis seaweed as a supplement feed for dairy cows could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This trial now enters its next phase including a new agreement allowing Fonterra farmers first access to this potential new seaweed solution.

April 29, 2022


Anchor turns the tap on for a more sustainable flat white

Fancy your latte or flat white from a source that produces less waste and is better for the environment?

November 30, 2021


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


Fonterra scientists inspiring the next generation

A team of six scientists from Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre (FRDC) headed along to the Girl-Powered Workshop on recently to ‘wow’ local students with science.

November 11, 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