Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated by unorganised local companies.
When it is said that a cow should consume three litres of water for every litre of milk it produces, how is arid and water-starved Saudi Arabic able to command a place in the world’s top 10 dairy producers, while still producing its milk sustainably?
By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council
The retraction last week by the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology of the widely criticised anti-GM research paper commonly referred to as “the Séralini paper” no doubt left many in the science community and food industry around the world rightly asking...
New Zealand is a force to be reckoned with on the meat export market, and ships beef and lamb to an impressive 116 countries worldwide. However, limited lamb supply and the debt crisis in Europe contributed to a dramatic fall in the value of New Zealand’s...
A retail price war in Australia and New Zealand hit Fonterra’s consumer sales hard in the first half of 2012, while the firm said a strategy refresh will see it refocus its efforts on lucrative Chinese, Asian and Latin American markets.
A new post-harvest technology could soon result in New Zealand grown avocados being exported to markets around the world, which are currently off-limits due to problems around rapid maturation and ripening of the fruit during shipping.
Fonterra says it fears it will lose around NZ $20m of milk a day after it was forced to close 15 of its 17 processing sites on North Island, following a break in a gas pipeline on Monday that led to operator Vector requesting that businesses do not use...
New Zealand's Plant and Food Research is discussing its new strategy with IFT attendees, where it is seeking interest in cultivars it has developed that will not be used as fresh fruits but which could yield interesting new healthy ingredients.
The Australian and New Zealand food safety regulator is mulling a part reversal of a 1990s restriction on the use of coal-based dye erythrosine, after receiving a petition for its use in colourings for bakery icings.