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Good TPP result gives horticulture room to grow

The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealand’s horticulture industry. “We want to congratulate the government, particularly Minister Groser, for their determination and patience in seeing this deal through. “This is a goal that has looked at times to be almost impossible to score, and they’ve finally done it,” Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine says. The most ... more

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Win for kiwifruit industry in TPP Agreement

Zespri welcomes the conclusion of negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement which will generate significant value for the New Zealand kiwifruit industry. The TPP will eliminate tariffs on kiwifruit exports into all 12 Asia-Pacific nations when it comes into force and Zespri Chief Executive Lain Jager explains the most immediate impact will be in Japan. In 2014, the industry paid over $15 million in tariffs into Japan which is Zespri’s largest country ... more

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Moughan: science and innovation needed for food crisis

A Massey University food science specialist is urging the government to think strategically about its research and development funding. Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan, who recently returned from being part of an international think tank on world food security, led discussions around global food demand amid world population growth at the New New Zealand Forum in Auckland this week. He said science and technology are crucial in meeting the 70 per cent increase in food demanded ... more

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Food businesses asked to ‘have their say’ in new food safety rules

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is calling for input from food businesses and providers into new food safety rules. A consultation on Notices under the new Food Act 2014 has been released today. Notices give further detail about how the new Act will work on a practical level, says MPI’s Manager Food and Beverage Sally Johnston. “The new Food Act 2014 comes into force in March next year and we consulted on the regulations earlier this year. This consultation is ... more

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Online tool helps food businesses understand new regulations

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew launched an online tool today that will help food businesses discover how they will be affected by the new Food Act 2014, which comes into force in March next year. “Under the new Food Act there will be different rules for different businesses, depending on what they make or sell, and to who,” says Mrs Goodhew. “We’ve created this online tool so that anyone providing or selling food can easily find out how the new food safety ... more

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Call for submissions on GM corn line

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an Application to permit a corn line that is genetically modified to have a higher yield. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the GM corn line had been modified to have larger kernels at an early reproductive stage, which leads to increased yield at harvest. “FSANZ conducted a thorough safety assessment on the application, which included comparing the GM corn with a non-GM corn from a ... more

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Wendyl Nissen resorts to Dirty Politics

Wendyl 1;       truth, democracy and journalistic integrity 0. Healthy food campaigner Wendyl Nissen claims to be the victim of a smear campaign funded by the food industry. A self-professed lay-person, Nissen has written her weekly column, "Wendyl Wants to Know", every Saturday for the past few years. She evaluates packaged food products for healthiness and suitability for children by reading the ingredient listings. Nissen is a  newspaper columnist, ... more

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