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Thursday 21 October 2021

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Perspectives: Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history 29th September 2021

Perspectives: Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices are creeping towards record highs due to a combination of fuel prices, bad weather and Covid-19, according to University of Warwick global sustainable development


Perspectives: P&F’s Professor Richard Newcomb on producing tomorrow’s food 22nd September 2021

Perspectives: P&F’s Professor Richard Newcomb on producing tomorrow’s food

Digitised food, urban farms and ocean protein could play a greater role in future food production, says Plant & Food Research chief scientist Professor Richard Newcomb.


Perspectives: The carbon footprint of a full English breakfast – and how to reduce it 20th September 2021

Perspectives: The carbon footprint of a full English breakfast – and how to reduce it

Food production accounts for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions and there are some carbon culprits in the first meal of the day.


Perspectives: Greenhouse gas emissions by food, countries and regions 14th September 2021

Perspectives: Greenhouse gas emissions by food, countries and regions

A new framework makes it possible to compare how different food products and food-producing regions affect Earth’s climate.


Perspectives: What we learned from a compostable packaging trial – Whittaker’s 3rd September 2021 /

Perspectives: What we learned from a compostable packaging trial – Whittaker’s

The chocolate company tested a limited run of its Peanut Slab in compostable wrappers as part of its move to 100% sustainable packaging by 2025.


Perspectives: Moving from volume to value – how do we make it happen? 31st August 2021

Perspectives: Moving from volume to value – how do we make it happen?

What does a move from volume to value look like in practice, and how do we go about achieving it?


Perspectives: Here’s what to do about food waste 23rd August 2021 /

Perspectives: Here’s what to do about food waste

There are numerous techniques, technologies and policies that together could help reduce global food waste at every point in the production and consumption process.


Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment 16th August 2021

Perspectives: Why we need to reshape the online food environment

With a Covid-19 induced surge in online food delivery potentially harming national health, a group of trans-Tasman academics suggests the time is right to shape the online food environment to promote easy access to healthy and nutritious convenience food.


Perspectives: What is England’s National Food Strategy and how could it change the way people eat? 23rd July 2021

Perspectives: What is England’s National Food Strategy and how could it change the way people eat?

The plan has drawn fire from some in the food industry there but support from others, so what is at stake?


Perspectives: How technology can shift the global food system 13th July 2021

Perspectives: How technology can shift the global food system

The opportunity for an intelligently connected food system is riper than ever, writes Trust Codes’ Emma Wheeler.


Perspectives: Should some plant-based burgers be considered ‘junk food’? 9th July 2021

Perspectives: Should some plant-based burgers be considered ‘junk food’?

The ultra-processed nature and long ingredient list of some plant-based burgers means they may not be as healthy as some expect, writes a nutritional biochemist.


Perspectives: Every mainland Aus state will soon allow GM crops – here’s why that’s nothing to fear 29th June 2021 /

Perspectives: Every mainland Aus state will soon allow GM crops – here’s why that’s nothing to fear

There are no genetically modified commercial crops in New Zealand but across the ditch, it’s a different story.


Perspectives: Hauraki Gulf changes raise challenges and opportunities 25th June 2021 /

Perspectives: Hauraki Gulf changes raise challenges and opportunities

Not everyone is happy with the government’s Hauraki Gulf plan released this week and there is more work to do to ensure any changes are fair for everyone, writes Seafood New Zealand chief executive Dr Jeremy Helson.


Perspectives: Remember when NZ used to be the world’s leading food producer? 4th June 2021

Perspectives: Remember when NZ used to be the world’s leading food producer?

KPMG’s Auckland-based agri-food research & insights analyst, Jack Keeys, looks forward to look back at some of the challenges New Zealand’s food system has the opportunity to address.


Perspectives: Why sustainability is an opportunity for Kiwi F&B exporters 2nd June 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.