Botulism scare shows New Zealand reliance on dairy monopoly

WELLINGTON, New Zealand • When dirty pipes at a rural New Zealand milk factory put the entire nation on high alert, it was an unsettling reminder for many New Zealanders that their prosperity is tied to a single company. The company, dairy giant Fonterra, on Saturday announced that the unsanitary pipes had tainted some of the whey concentrate it sells for use in infant formula with a type of bacteria that can cause botulism. The revelation sparked the type of response some countries might reserv...

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