In 1982 New Zealand reached 'peak sheep', with 22 sheep per person. By 2014 the dairy industry had become a mainstay of the Kiwi economy, contributing four per cent to the the country's GDP and earning more than $10 billion in export earnings. But at what cost? Milked follows young activist Chris Huriwai as he investigates how being the world's most successful exporter of milk may be "failing" Aotearoa. Huriwai visits large dairying operations and talks to farmers and environmental advocates, including ecologist Mike Joy, outspoken rural writer Rachel Stewart and legendary British anthropologist Jane Goodall.
It's incredibly powerful and it's incredibly devious.– Former farmer and writer Rachel Stewart on the power of industrial dairying in New Zealand
Music by xTRUE NATUREx