Plant-based bubble bursts

OPINION: Talking about plant-based food: “Chicken-free chicken” start-up Sunfed has had its valuation slashed to zero by major investor Blackbird Ventures, and its products are no longer available in supermarkets.

Exploited by one of their own

OPINION: Milking It believes a recent Employment Relations Authority ruling on the exploitation of three migrant workers from Indonesia highlights a trend in New Zealand – migrant workers being mistreated and oppressed by one of their own.

'Not our fault!'

OPINION: Milking It wasn’t too surprised to hear Kiwis’ trust in media has sunk to a new low.

Avian flu in cows

A lethal form of avian influenza has been confirmed in US dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas, the US Department of Agriculture says.

China trade

OPINION: Last week's revelation that data relating to New Zealand MPs was stolen amid Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage targeting two arms of the country’s Parliament could test the long-standing trade relations between the two countries.

OPINION: Seeds of legume plants are being used to make dairy-free milk products by scientists at Massey University’s Palmerston North labs.

Papal visit

OPINION: European farmers are going to extreme lengths to have their message heard.

Thai egg tarts

OPINION: The hustle and bustle of one of Bangkok's most popular fast food outlets may feel a world away from a typical Fonterra farmer's operation.

'A complete dog

OPINION: It's not just a rural banking inquiry that farmers want. Freshwater farm plans are another major headache for farmers.

Action, not words

OPINION: The new Government may be farmer friendly, but it's not love, rather action that farmers want.

Farmer fury

OPINION: Farmer protests have swept Europe in recent weeks.

False advice

OPINION: Rural communities should take their advice from health professionals, not Greenpeace, says Federated Farmers.

OPINION: Last week marked the closure of one government funded entity that people had hardly heard of.

Senior media execs in this country seem blind to how they are perceived these days.

OPINION: Mark Zuckerberg's multimillion- dollar housing project on Hawaii is attracting a lot of interest.

OPINION: US milk production is facing a new challenge- a sharp decline in the number of dairy heifers available to replace older cows exiting the dairy herd.

OPINION: A third medical school is a step closer to fruition and that’s good news for the rural sector.

OPINION: The future of Organic Dairy Hub, a small organic co-operative started by Waikato farmers, remains unclear, following well publicised financial difficulties.

OPINION: Federated Farmers posted a photo on X (formerly Twitter) last week of a meeting between its board members and the new ministerial team at the Ministry for Primary Industries.

OPINION: If you are an investor in listed Canterbury milk processor, Synlait then you may have a reason to be worried.

OPINION: Will departing Greens coleader James Shaw set up a new party?

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