Monday, 16 September 2019 09:31

Trade will feed the world

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.

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Monday, 16 September 2019 09:29

Report shows value of ag chem

A landmark report reveals that without crop protection products, New Zealand’s economy would lose $7.5 to $11.4 billion.

Published in General News
Monday, 16 September 2019 09:27

Taking blackcurrants to the top of the tree

South Canterbury organic blackcurrant grower Tony Howey wants to topple blueberries from being publicly perceived as the ‘king of antioxidants’.

Published in General News
Monday, 16 September 2019 09:18

High tech research for hort

A major research initiative in horticulture is underway in Bay of Plenty with the formation of the PlantTech Research Institute at Tauranga.

Published in General News
Monday, 16 September 2019 09:15

Consumers rule growers’ business

Consumers’ demands are driving the way Ohakune commercial vegetable growers Bruce and Stephanie Rollinson produce and package their Brussel sprouts and parsnips.

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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.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 12:02

Consumer trust key for future success

Consumer trust has never been more valuable to the New Zealand food industry and will play a major role in its future success.

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Friday, 13 September 2019 11:58

Blackcurrants recovery benefits

A new study by Plant & Food Research has found that an extract from New Zealand blackcurrants could help active people.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:37

Scheme a benefit all round

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).

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:34

Chipping away at convenience

The term convenience store has taken on a whole new meaning, says the globe trotting, food trend superstar Professor David Hughes.

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