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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Sustainability

Baking boom helps Heilala Vanilla rise
7 Sep 2021   /

Baking boom helps Heilala Vanilla rise

With housebound consumers picking up the pinny, the global vanilla extract exporter has seen its channels change and sales lift.


Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef
9 Jul 2021   /

Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef

Silver Fern Farms co-chair Rob Hewett has announced four key sustainability goals at its annual farmer conference in Wellington.


Plastics ban: Supermarket sweep already under way
29 Jun 2021   /

Plastics ban: Supermarket sweep already under way

New Zealand’s two major supermarket groups say they are already taking steps to transition away from unnecessary and unwanted plastic use ahead of the government’s new measures to clamp down on single-use and difficult-to-recycle plastic by 2025.


SFF Futures backs $22m project
17 Jun 2021  

SFF Futures backs $22m project

The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $8.98m to a $22.23m project to investigate plantain’s potential to help farmers protect waterways and improve freshwater quality.


Invite only Feed our Future event starts
9 Jun 2021  

Invite only Feed our Future event starts

The Riddet Institute is today hosting Feed our Future: A New Zealand Sustainable Food Systems Dialogue.


Goodman Fielder launches new green goals, targets 2040 for net zero emissions
4 Jun 2021  

Goodman Fielder launches new green goals, targets 2040 for net zero emissions

Food giant Goodman Fielder has introduced a new sustainability strategy that will see it use 100% recyclable packaging by 2025 and halve its food waste by 2030.


Perspectives: Why sustainability is an opportunity for Kiwi F&B exporters
2 Jun 2021   /

Perspectives: Why sustainability is an opportunity for Kiwi F&B exporters

European consumers are keen to hear about the sustainability of NZ produce, writes NZTE’s regional director of Europe, Alison Adams.


Royal Canin launches pet food recycling
20 Apr 2021  

Royal Canin launches pet food recycling

Royal Canin has launched a recycling programme to reduce the environmental impact of pet food bags and pouches.


Agtech firms take up sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021
16 Apr 2021   /

Agtech firms take up sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021

Agtech firm WayBeyond is taking up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021.


WineWorks  goes carbonzero
16 Apr 2021  

WineWorks goes carbonzero

WineWorks is now a certified Toitū carbonzero business.


New fund to help build healthy, sustainable kai production practices
14 Apr 2021  

New fund to help build healthy, sustainable kai production practices

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has launched Kōanga Kai.


HortNZ: Incentives, investment needed for low emissions future
6 Apr 2021  

HortNZ: Incentives, investment needed for low emissions future

The industry association says horticulture can play a key role in the country’s climate change strategy.


Alternative proteins: Niche product to mainstream phenomenon
6 Apr 2021   /

Alternative proteins: Niche product to mainstream phenomenon

The fast-growing alternative protein market is on track to account for 11% of the global protein market by 2035.


Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role
6 Apr 2021   /

Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role

The chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health is leaving the biosecurity organisation after three years to take up a top job with the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors
29 Mar 2021   /

Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors

Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.


How do Frucor’s 2030 sustainability targets measure up?
26 Mar 2021  

How do Frucor’s 2030 sustainability targets measure up?

Reducing waste, carbon emissions, water usage, sugar and non-recyclable packaging form the backbone of Frucor Suntory’s ten-year sustainability plans.


Insect protein sector investment creating demand buzz – report
17 Mar 2021   /

Insect protein sector investment creating demand buzz – report

Significant investment has set the scene for global demand for insect ingredients, says Rabobank.


Founders look to the future with new $500m food tech collective

Founders look to the future with new $500m food tech collective

Leading NZ food founders launch a new collective to grow the domestic food tech industry with an eye on long-term food stability.


Southern Clams debuts website to showcase sustainability
11 Mar 2021   /

Southern Clams debuts website to showcase sustainability

Shellfish supplier Southern Clams has launched a new website to provide information on the seafood products it harvests.


Southern Pastures enters $50m sustainability loan
2 Mar 2021   /

Southern Pastures enters $50m sustainability loan

Southern Pastures has entered into a three-year $50m sustainability-linked farm loan with BNZ and its syndicate.


Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero
1 Mar 2021   /

Lawson’s Dry Hill goes carbon zero

Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.


NZ gets behind ban for single-use products
19 Feb 2021  

NZ gets behind ban for single-use products

Organisations from around New Zealand are joining calls for a ban on single-use products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability.


New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year
17 Dec 2020  

New Zealanders binning $3bn of food every year

The new research found leftovers to be the most common food item being thrown out.


NZFGC opposes mandatory phase out of plastic packaging
14 Dec 2020  

NZFGC opposes mandatory phase out of plastic packaging

The council urges the Govt to ensure other options are also available.


Watch: Zespri sustainability showcased
14 Dec 2020  

Watch: Zespri sustainability showcased

Zespri has outlined its sustainability strategy to the Sustainable Business Council.


Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle
11 Dec 2020  

Zespri goes in-house with sustainability boss shuffle

Carol Ward has been appointed chief grower, industry and sustainability officer.


NZFGC says no to compostable plastic packaging
11 Dec 2020  

NZFGC says no to compostable plastic packaging

The association says there is “no real solution” for products to be dealt with in homes.


Consultation opens for April 2021 fishery changes
10 Dec 2020  

Consultation opens for April 2021 fishery changes

Fisheries New Zealand has opened consultation for its latest sustainability round.


F&B firms lead global plastic polluter rankings
9 Dec 2020  

F&B firms lead global plastic polluter rankings

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé were named the leading plastic polluters for the third year in a row.


Fonterra backs biogas research
8 Dec 2020  

Fonterra backs biogas research

The dairy co-op joins BECA, EECA and Firstgas Group in backing the research.


B+L marshalls evidence for red meat pushback
30 Nov 2020  

B+L marshalls evidence for red meat pushback

Just last month the Heart Foundation put out new recommendations, advising Kiwis to eat less red meat.


Spirulina farm funding lays foundation for $100m sector
27 Nov 2020   /

Spirulina farm funding lays foundation for $100m sector

A two-year project will look at the viability of the industry, worth more than $100m to NZ a year.


Best Foods Leftover Lunch Truck hits the road
26 Nov 2020  

Best Foods Leftover Lunch Truck hits the road

Unilever’s mayonnaise brand aims to shine a light on the $1.17bn worth of food waste in New Zealand every year.


Global opportunities for NZ’s $2.7bn biotech sector – report
25 Nov 2020  

Global opportunities for NZ’s $2.7bn biotech sector – report

Developing new high-value dairy and nutritional products and two global opportunities identified in the landmark report.


Countdown promises zero food waste, reduced emissions
23 Nov 2020  

Countdown promises zero food waste, reduced emissions

The NZ-owned company has set itself some lofty sustainability and diversity goals.


Canterbury gets new food sustainability school
20 Nov 2020  

Canterbury gets new food sustainability school

Canterbury has a new postgraduate school that will focus entirely on food sustainability.


Snacking company dumps plastic for paper
20 Nov 2020  

Snacking company dumps plastic for paper

GoodnessMe is replacing some of its plastic packaging with paper.


Again Again eyes expansion with $750k raise
5 Nov 2020  

Again Again eyes expansion with $750k raise

A reusable cup company has launched its $750,000 crowdfunded equity raise to back an expansion of its cup service, and expand its product range to replace other single-use plastics.


Calls for Govt to address fisheries issues
4 Nov 2020  

Calls for Govt to address fisheries issues

A new policy looks at the issues, including dumping and environmental damage caused by bottom trawling.


Air NZ donates over 920k food items to charity
3 Nov 2020   /

Air NZ donates over 920k food items to charity

Air New Zealand’s reduced flight schedule meant there was surplus food goods.


Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event
20 Oct 2020  

Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event

The five-day event is being held next month.


UN calls on APAC to build resilient food systems
20 Oct 2020  

UN calls on APAC to build resilient food systems

The region must transform its food systems to make them more resilient, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.


Charity urges Kiwis to waste less food
16 Oct 2020  

Charity urges Kiwis to waste less food

KiwiHarvest is calling on New Zealanders to waste less and donate food to local organisations


Election 2020: Labour’s plans for food and beverage
14 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Labour’s plans for food and beverage

The party pledges support for the food sector including help to modernise the fishing industry.


Zespri realigns business, focuses on sustainability
2 Oct 2020  

Zespri realigns business, focuses on sustainability

Zespri says it is placing further focus on the “critical” role of innovation and realigning its business towards growth.