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Tuesday 28 June 2022

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Perspectives: Could the blockchain restore consumer trust and food security? 21st June 2022 /

Perspectives: Could the blockchain restore consumer trust and food security?

After a decade of food scandals, the blockchain presents itself as a promising technology offering many features to guarantee trust, traceability, as well as product quality and food waste reduction.


Perspectives: Food delivery firms may not survive the cost of living crisis 9th June 2022 /

Perspectives: Food delivery firms may not survive the cost of living crisis

The end of easy credit combined with falling demand and rising costs means that only the strongest in the increasingly competitive food delivery space will survive.


Perspectives: It’s World Milk Day but new research raises questions over NZ dairy 1st June 2022 /

Perspectives: It’s World Milk Day but new research raises questions over NZ dairy

A study of nitrate pollution looks at the industry’s impact on fresh water.


Perspectives: Why getting less with ‘shrinkflation’ is preferable to paying more 26th April 2022 /

Perspectives: Why getting less with ‘shrinkflation’ is preferable to paying more

Research shows the innate cognitive bias shoppers have towards focusing on price, no matter what.


Perspectives: There’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive 14th March 2022 /

Perspectives: There’s no magic way to make NZ supermarkets more competitive

As ComCom has found, restructuring the country’s duopoly-dominated grocery market is much harder than it looks.


Perspectives: NZ is already adapting to changing climate conditions – just not enough 4th March 2022 /

Perspectives: NZ is already adapting to changing climate conditions – just not enough

The IPCC report highlights that more transformative change is needed from NZ’s food and fibre sector as global temperatures continue to rise.


Perspectives: Swap salmon for sardines to keep four million tonnes of fish in the sea 2nd March 2022 /

Perspectives: Swap salmon for sardines to keep four million tonnes of fish in the sea

Dr David Willer writes sardines should replace salmon to keep fish stocks healthy.


Perspectives: Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability – more inflation to come 21st February 2022 /

Perspectives: Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability – more inflation to come

And there is no quick fix available to policymakers, argue AUT economists.


Perspectives: Ultra-processed foods are not well sign-posted but that can change 16th February 2022 /

Perspectives: Ultra-processed foods are not well sign-posted but that can change

Straightforward guidance about ultra-processed foods is rare but action can be taken to ensure equitable access to healthy and sustainable foods.


Perspectives: AGMARDT’s Lee-Ann Marsh on taking action for the collective good 9th February 2022 /

Perspectives: AGMARDT’s Lee-Ann Marsh on taking action for the collective good

AGMARDT GM Lee-Ann Marsh on why we need a new mindset that transcends siloed thinking.


Perspectives: It’s hard to stay positive but the future is bright 3rd February 2022 /

Perspectives: It’s hard to stay positive but the future is bright

We are as frustrated as anyone about the lack of forethought and planning for the management of Omicron, writes HortNZ’s Nadine Tunley.


Perspectives: Omicron will add to workforce shortages faced by key NZ industries 2nd February 2022 /

Perspectives: Omicron will add to workforce shortages faced by key NZ industries

The Omicron wave about to wash over New Zealand will exacerbate an already tightening labour market.


Perspectives: A huge 2021 ends with new beginnings – NZFGC’s Katherine Rich 2nd December 2021 /

Perspectives: A huge 2021 ends with new beginnings – NZFGC’s Katherine Rich

Covid, ComCom plus business as usual made 2021 a testing year, but NZFGC boss Katherine Rich says prioritising the creation of a Grocery Code would be a strong start in 2022.


Perspectives: Grocery workers, Covid and mental health 29th November 2021

Perspectives: Grocery workers, Covid and mental health

Grocery workers are suffering the mental health effects of customer hostility and lack of safety in their workplace.


Perspectives: Smart labels and allergy sensors – how to ensure the future of food is ethical 15th November 2021 /

Perspectives: Smart labels and allergy sensors – how to ensure the future of food is ethical

In a future where every moment of a crop’s lifecycle and detailed records of what moves on and off supermarket shelves is collected and collated, how do we ensure these systems meet ethical standards?


Perspectives: Why we should sell food cheap, to earn more 10th November 2021

Perspectives: Why we should sell food cheap, to earn more

The value proposition and opportunity cost of food sold in New Zealand is not simply the export value of that same food, says KPMG’s Jack Keeys.


Perspectives: Eat NZ’s Angela Clifford on a unique moment in time 29th October 2021 /

Perspectives: Eat NZ’s Angela Clifford on a unique moment in time

The pandemic provides an opportunity to examine and set a future pathway for New Zealand’s food system.


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: 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: FoodBowl’s Alexandra Allan on how we can grow the F&B industry 17th June 2021 /

Perspectives: FoodBowl’s Alexandra Allan on how we can grow the F&B industry

With industry transformation on the cards, FoodBowl boss Alex Allan considers what it would take to unlock F&B sector restraints.


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.


Perspectives: The shape of exports and how they shape us 3rd May 2021 /

Perspectives: The shape of exports and how they shape us

Producing further up the value chain will be a way of boosting export values, according to Infometrics economist Andrew Beattie.


Perspectives: Food innovation needed now more than ever 20th April 2021 /

Perspectives: Food innovation needed now more than ever

Meeting climate change and environmental challenges means backing innovation, writes AgResearch’s Dr Trevor Stuthridge.


Perspectives: Women empowerment and peer support in the wine industry 8th April 2021

Perspectives: Women empowerment and peer support in the wine industry

Women entrepreneurs are increasingly entering the wine industry, a traditionally masculine domain.