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NZ Herald: Editorial: Meat – the good and bad news

Peter Griffin posted in on April 12th, 2010.

An editorial in the New Zealand Herald looks at the results of a recent AgResearch study showing that food miles are not a major component in the emissions generated by New Zealand’s production of exportable lamb. Indeed, the study showed that shipping lamb from New Zealand to Britain made up a smaller proportion of lamb’s […]

Dom Post: Carter hails ‘debunking’ of food miles argument

Peter Griffin posted in on April 7th, 2010.

John Hartevelt writes in the Dominion Post about a new report debunking the belief that New Zealand’s exporting of lamb to Britain has a high carbon cost. The research, hailed by Minister of Agriculture David Carter, suggests that the carbon produced by lamb production and transportation happens primarily on the farm: indeed, the carbon produced […]

SMC Briefing: Eco-labels – a threat to New Zealand?

Peter Griffin posted in on February 19th, 2009.

An audio briefing for journalists on food miles and eco-labeling and the economic implications for New Zealand exports. Log-in to the SMC Resource Library to download copies of today’s presentations. Click the player below to play back the audio conference. [audio:] Major British supermarket chains such as Tesco are now using ‘food miles’ on food […]

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