8th October 2021 China / Research
What does shifting demand mean for the future of the informal channel, which plays a big role for NZ brands such as A2 Milk?
A project is under way to determine whether Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-defunct rock oyster industry can be revived.
New research that has found how mānuka flowers create the Unique Mānuka Factor in honey could help New Zealand producers.
Digital disruption is bringing massive change to retail, with the tracking of food an important driver, says a new report from the bank.
Fast food outlets have been criticised for referencing the pandemic in social media posts.
The cash included $14.5m for a new research programme to help develop New Zealand’s horticultural sector to prepare for climate change.
Smart food packaging, a NZ tree syrup industry, and open ocean aquaculture secure significant research funding.
There are numerous techniques, technologies and policies that together could help reduce global food waste at every point in the production and consumption process.
The produce giant’s new business has launched with two initial partnerships.
CEO David Hughes is looking for partners in emerging areas such as orchard automation and urban horticulture.
Plant Research would this summer enter the final stages of development and multiplication of chickpea and soy varieties developed specifically for New Zealand’s maritime environment.
Food companies including Synlait, Fonterra, TipTop, and Hellers are backing a new project exploring an electromagnetic detection and imaging method aimed at boosting food safety systems.
The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge is backing a new project to deepen understanding around New Zealand-grown macadamia nuts.
A not-too-distant future where food manufacturers sell products straight to doctors or producers are paid based on nutrition has been mooted in new research that peers into the future of the sector to 2040.
Export disruptions, labour shortages and regulatory pressures are hurting morale in the sector.
NZ exports with an environmental focus can command the best potential returns, according to new research.
Energy use in the food product manufacturing sector energy use is being put under the microscope by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority.
Left to their own devices, global food manufacturers prioritised profit over the environment, says a new study.
Researchers have observed myrtle rust infection on mānuka seed capsules.
The fast-growing alternative protein market is on track to account for 11% of the global protein market by 2035.
The survey showed 34% of respondents were more likely to eat healthily if they saw the food on social media, while 29% said they did not consume sufficient fresh produce.
Brands leveraged the national Covid-19 lockdown to market unhealthy food, according to a new study.
Scientists from Plant & Food Research have demonstrated the concept of designing mixed species native plantings to optimise bee and non-bee crop pollinators.