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Opinion: 'ultra-processed' categorisation of foods is emotive, simplistic, meaningless

A New Zealand health academic has presented research that she says demonstrates that our food industry and our supermarket chains are subjecting New Zealand consumers to a "large exposure of unhealthy food products". The new study looked at packaged foods taken from four major supermarkets in Auckland in 2011 (just over 6000 products) and 2013 (13,406 products). Study author Dr Wilma Waterlander, of the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, said results found ... more

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Childrens cooking competition aims to tackle obesity later on

New Zealand is raising a generation of kitchen strangers, a trend that concerns the NZ Nutrition Foundation. With parents more likely to consult their teenagers about what takeaway meals to order, than what dishes to make at home, the Nutrition Foundation hopes its national cooking competition will encourage teens into the kitchen, and out of the obesity rankings. “It’s disappointing to think that a staggering 16 per cent of parents never get their kids involved in cooking, ... more

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Organic vines shine in side-by-side trial

The final results of a groundbreaking three-year national organic grapegrowing trial are in – and the organic vines have come out shining. In the Organic Focus Vineyard Project, three vineyard teams transitioned half of their grapevines to organic production, while a team of scientists monitored the results and their wine industry peers looked on. For comparison, half of each focus vineyard site was managed under standard wine industry agrichemical practices. The ... more

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$16 million funding for food processing research

Cutting-edge research in food engineering will be funded in a new programme that brings together engineers and scientists from universities and crown research institutes to improve profits for New Zealand food producers. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funding of $16.65 million over six years will enable research focused on selected processing steps – called unit operations – that will transform New Zealand’s primary food production into added-value ... more

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NZ blackcurrants good for brain

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or depression. The research, conducted by scientists at Plant & Food Research (New Zealand) in collaboration with Northumbria University (UK), showed that compounds found in New Zealand blackcurrants increased ... more

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Beer masterclass for women

It's all about the brew Ladies. Do you sometimes feel left out of the conversation when it turns to craft beer? Well now’s your chance to be a star of the scuttlebutt. Wynyard Quarter craft beer house 16 TUN is running a ladies-only masterclass for women keen to be part of the growing conversation surrounding non-mainstream beers. The evening tasting event is being hosted by Tammy Viitakangas (above), brewer and managing director of family owned and run Mata ... more

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Food industry making progress with salt reduction

New joint research from the Heart Foundation and the University of Auckland shows food companies are making some progress in reducing salt levels but much more work is needed for New Zealand to meet global targets. New Zealanders’ salt intake is currently around 9g/day, similar to many other western countries but well short of the World Health Organisation’s target of 5g/day by 2025. Limiting salt consumption is important because a high intake can cause high blood ... more

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Trust provides funding for New Zealand wine industry research

‘Trust provides funding for two initiatives to benefit New Zealand wine industry’ The Cresswell Jackson New Zealand Wine Trust has awarded funding for two University of Otago projects, both designed to benefit the country’s wine industry. The first was awarded to Associate Professor David J Burritt of the Department of Botany to undertake research concerning the process of extracting phenolics during the winemaking process. Professor Burritt said, ... more

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