Friday, July 1, 2022

Food


Era of cheap food may be over

Era of cheap food may be over

ByGerald PiddockJul 1, 2022
People have become accustomed to the expectation of cheap food, South Island farm consultant Jeremy Savage said. Around 8% of household incomes was spent on food over the past decade, whereas in post-World War Two, people spent on average around…

Supplier-retailer code of conduct part of supermarket shakeup

ByStaff reporterMay 30, 2022
A mandatory code of conduct between supermarkets and suppliers along with establishing an industry regulator are among the dozen changes the Government wants to introduce to the grocery sector. The…

Food and beverage trails to savour the North

ByHugh StringlemanApr 27, 2022
Northland Inc’s food and beverage ambassador Justine Stuart is learning the special aspects of the province and co-ordinating the industry’s efforts. Without mass manufacturing plants, artisan producers tend to add…

Food shortages on the horizon

ByHugh StringlemanApr 5, 2022
ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby says grain prices are now about 25% to 40% stronger than a year ago.The forecast loss of Ukrainian wheat supplies and the boycott of Russian…


Bacteria corralled for quality food outcomes

Bacteria corralled for quality food outcomes

ByRichard RennieMar 24, 2022
Dr Eric Altermann and his team are anticipating the first commercial run of products using their tech in a matter…
Agrifood sector to benefit from partnership

Agrifood sector to benefit from partnership

ByColin WilliscroftMar 21, 2022
Massey University AgriFood Digital Lab director professor Andrew East says the partnership with NZ Project Accelerator is an opportunity for…
Local plant-based foods to expand

Local plant-based foods to expand

ByHugh StringlemanMar 21, 2022
PLANT-BASED protein company Sustainable Foods (SFL) is part way through a $2 million fundraising to build its range of products…
Confidence abounds in natural dairy foods

Confidence abounds in natural dairy foods

ByHugh StringlemanMar 10, 2022
Ministry of Primary Industries chief scientist John Roche says the dairy industry must have regard to consumer trends and concerns,…
Waikato opts out of GMO provisions in new district plan

Waikato opts out of GMO provisions in new district plan

ByGerald PiddockMar 9, 2022
Life Sciences Network chair William Rolleston says a hearing panel’s decision not to include GMO regulations in the Waikato District…
Blackcurrant molecule packs brain-boosting punch

Blackcurrant molecule packs brain-boosting punch

ByRichard RennieFeb 22, 2022
The blackcurrant-growing community in NZ is relatively small and contained within Canterbury. New Zealand blackcurrants are proving to hold a…
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