UK activists have resumed their attack on the dairy industry.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo is continuing its global buying spree, stitching up a deal to buy the listed UK company Dairy Crest.
A coalition of international dairy organisations including the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) wants an end to Canada flooding world markets with subsidised milk.
The Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ) has joined with US, Australian, European, and Mexican dairy organisations in requesting a WTO dispute settlement proceeding be initiated against Canada if it continues with a planned extension to its dairy trade protections.
Canadian-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Company, Victoria, saw its net profit slump 88% last year.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced a ‘zero tolerance policy’ on animal welfare and will refuse milk from farms showing evidence of animal cruelty.
Labour is now also putting the putting the boot into the NZ dairy sector. Its trade spokesman David Parker has accused Trade Minister Tim Groser of insulting Canadian diplomats by comparing that country’s dairy industry to the Soviet Union.
DOMINO’S PIZZA of Canada is now using only cheese made from 100% Canadian milk on all its offerings.