The Environmental Working Group (US) release their ‘Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change & Health’.
EWG partnered with CleanMetrics, an environmental analysis firm, to assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with 20 types of meat, fish, dairy and vegetable proteins, as well as these foods’ effects on health. [source]
Gunns have sold their Tasmanian woodchip mill to two environmentalists (Graeme Wood and Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron) for $10 million. Ms Cameron and Mr Wood are closely allied to green groups and strongly opposed to native forest logging in Tasmania. While the mill will continue operating for now as it phases out native forest logging, its long-term future looks to be as a tourism destination. [source]
French dairy giant Lactalis has acquired 83% of Italian owned Parmalat after a lengthy ownership battle. Lactalis claims the purchase makes it the world’s biggest milk group. Parmalat is a major player in Australia’s dairy industry. [source]