New Zealand's on-farm dairy emissions most efficient: Study

A Stuff article.

A new study shows New Zealand dairy has the lowest carbon footprint of 18 countries looked at, including the US, Denmark and the Netherlands.

The study, which was commissioned by DairyNZ, produced by AgResearch and peer-reviewed by an international specialist in Ireland, re-calculated on-farm emissions from 25 previous studies, carried out in various milk-producing countries. It did not take into account emissions from land use changes, transport or factory processing – meaning it didn’t count Fonterra’s use of coal to dry milk powder, or emissions from transporting milk products in tankers or by international shipping.

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