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Floating new ideas for cleaner waterways

Latest technology adopted by Fonterra and the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) partnership Living Water, is proving a success in cleaning up water ways. Developed by Massey University, the floating treatment wetlands consist of native wetland plants, tethered to buoyant mats or ‘rafts’ that sit on the water surface. Capable of removing large amounts of nutrients, the rafts filter water in drains and runoff before it hits our waterways. Living Water ... more

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Claire Turnbull pledges high animal welfare

Ever wondered where your meat and eggs come from? A farm surely, but have you thought about what kind of farm, where that farm is, and how the animals are treated? This is part of the reason why nutritionist Claire Turnbull has signed up to become one of the SPCA Blue Tick® goodwill ambassadors and is now encouraging people to take the high animal welfare pledge. Last week the SPCA Blue Tick® launched its second ‘Feel good about high animal welfare’ digital ... more

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New Zealand’s sustainable wine production takes centre stage in LA

New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sustainable Because video has received three category nominations at this year’s Annual Taste Awards in Los Angeles, California. “The short documentary created by WINERAM Productions cleverly encapsulates the reasons why sustainability is important to so many New Zealand wine producers” said Sarah Szegota, Communications Manager at New Zealand Winegrowers. “Not only are the category nominations testament to the skill of ... more

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Fonterra gearing up to electronically trace dairy goodness from farm to market

Fonterra’s Trusted Goodness quality seal makes a promise to all the families who eat and drink our products and all the customers who use our products that they can trust us. Today, as more products cross borders and consumers put more and more store in value of good nutrition, there is a growing demand for information about what goes into our food and for reassurance that it is produced with a great deal of care. To achieve this, we will have total electronic product traceability ... more

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Take the SPCA Blue Tick® pledge to improve farm animal welfare

Mindful consumers concerned for the welfare of animals involved in the production of their food are encouraged to pledge to ‘go SPCA Blue Tick®’ to show their support for high animal welfare. SPCA Blue Tick® high animal welfare standards go beyond, often meaningless marketing terms such as ‘free range’ or ‘free to roam’ which is not regulated and just a style of farming with no assurance of high animal welfare. The SPCA Blue Tick® ... more

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Fonterra welcomes China FTA upgrade

Fonterra has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement at APEC of the launch of China NZ FTA upgrade negotiations. The announcement followed a positive bilateral meeting between Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng. Fonterra Chairman John Wilson said, "The upgrade of the FTA provides an opportunity to strengthen the already strong dairy relationship between New Zealand and China. I am pleased that the leadership of both countries recognise ... more

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Wine industry welcomes new legislation

News of the passing of the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill in parliament last night has been welcomed by New Zealand Winegrowers. “The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act will be a significant advance for the New Zealand wine industry,” said New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan. “Our ‘Geographical Indications’ - the names and places where our wines come from - are at the very heart of the New Zealand wine ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on minor changes to the Food Standards Code

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a minor proposal to make minor changes to the Food Standards Code. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the proposal sought to correct typographical errors, inconsistencies and formatting issues, and to update references. “The proposed amendments are all relatively minor in nature. No potential public health and safety concerns have been identified,” Mr McCutcheon said. ... more

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New research: what's in our fridges?

New figures show New Zealanders are increasingly health-conscious Sugar-sweetened drinks are getting a lot of attention in the obesity debate, however a new infographic launched today by the New Zealand Beverage Council shares insights into the everyday products that make up Kiwis’ trolleys – and they are not as sugary as one might think. The first beverage to make an appearance is milk at #43, while the first soft drink in the average New Zealander’s trolley ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on an alternative source of DHA for infant formula

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an alternative source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for use in infant formula products. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the Applicant, DSM Nutritional Products, is seeking approval of an alternative DHA oil derived from Schizochytrium sp. (DHA-B) to be added to infant formula products at levels consistent with other DHA oils already approved in the Food Standards Code. ... more

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