The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet on a healthy planet, says a global food expert.
A landmark report reveals that without crop protection products, New Zealand’s economy would lose $7.5 to $11.4 billion.
South Canterbury organic blackcurrant grower Tony Howey wants to topple blueberries from being publicly perceived as the ‘king of antioxidants’.
A major research initiative in horticulture is underway in Bay of Plenty with the formation of the PlantTech Research Institute at Tauranga.
Consumers’ demands are driving the way Ohakune commercial vegetable growers Bruce and Stephanie Rollinson produce and package their Brussel sprouts and parsnips.
New Zealand and Australia have done “wonderful work” in their produce industries.
But after it leaves the farm or orchard it can get into the “messy middle”, says Gary Loh, a Singapore blockchain entrepreneur.
Consumer trust has never been more valuable to the New Zealand food industry and will play a major role in its future success.
A new study by Plant & Food Research has found that an extract from New Zealand blackcurrants could help active people.
The worker scheme known as Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) last year benefitted the Pacific Islands by at least $50 million, says Horticulture New Zealand (HNZ).