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A NOSE FOR INNOVATION
Dr Andrew Kralicek, team leader of the molecular sensing team at Plant & Food Research
From detecting flavour profiles in brews and stowaway insects in food shipments, to sniffing out decaying meat, artificial olfactory systems are changing the game of food and beverage testing. Continue →
FLAVOUR OF WHISKY DETERMINED BY TERROIR
The environment, or terroir, of where the barley used to make whiskey is grown has been found to impact the beverage’s flavour. Continue →
NORTH CANTERBURY’S FOOD BASKET ON SHOW
Made North Canterbury
The North Canterbury region’s first food and beverage provenance brand, Made North Canterbury, was officially launched last week by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC). Continue →
ALEPH FARMS’ BIOPRINTED RIBEYE STEAK
The food-tech start-up has been growing steak in space, and now Aleph Farms says it has successfully cultivated ribeye steak using three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technology and natural building blocks of meat – real cow cells, without genetic engineering and immortalisation. Continue →
KEGSTAR SET TO MERGE WITH MICROSTAR
Christian Barden, Kegstar’s global managing director
MicroStar Logistics, a keg logistics firm, has announced its acquisition of keg rental company Kegstar. Continue →
GEA AWARDED EXCLUSIVE PATENT FOR SPRAY DRYERS
Illustration of the behaviour of GEA Clean Purge (right) compared with other, conventional solutions (left). Continue →
WHITTAKER’S BRINGS BACK ITS MOST REQUESTED FLAVOUR OF ALL TIME
Consumer demand has led Whittaker’s to bring back its most popular flavour – Hundreds & Thousands. Continue →
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COCA-COLA’S PAPER BOTTLE PROTOTYPE LEAVES THE LAB
Coca-Cola’s first paper bottle prototype will be making its way from the lab to the marketplace in the second quarter of this year. Continue →
CHANGING THE GLOBAL JUICE INDUSTRY
GEA Group has teamed up with foodtech start-up Better Juice to scale up its sugar reduction technology. Continue →
WELLBEING WORKSHOPS FOR NZ WINE INDUSTRY
A series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry will be held across the country over the coming months. Continue →
EYE ON INNOVATION – PLANT-BASED MEAT ANALOGUES
By The FoodBowl chief executive Alexandra Allan
Plant-based meat is created to look like, taste like, and cook like conventional meat. Continue →
FUTURE FOODS – CAN WE FARM MEAT IN PLANTS?
By Food Futurist, Tony Hunter
Many, if not all of our readers will be familiar with plant-based and cultivated meat, but what about growing animal meat components in plants? Continue →
HOTHOUSE – INTRODUCING THE A-PEELING QUALITIES OF KUMARA POWDER
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There’s a new ingredient on the block and it could be a game-changer. Continue →
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A STRONG SEASON FOR KIWIBERRIES
New Zealand Kiwiberries are predicted to be in for a strong season thanks to plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. Continue →
IN THE LAB – SUSTAINABILITY DRIVES RESEARCH
By Professor Richard Newcomb, chief scientist at Plant & Food Research
Climate change and the global trend towards sustainability are driving scientific research across a spectrum of areas in food, from production through the supply chain to the consumer. Continue →
FRESH OFF THE FARM – NZ MILK’S LOWEST CARBON FOOTPRINT CONFIRMED BY NEW REPORT
By Fonterra’s Director for Category, Strategy & Innovation, Mark Piper
A new analysis released confirms New Zealand dairy farms have the lowest carbon footprint in the world. Continue →
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NEW APP TO FIND SEASONAL WORKFORCE
Genevieve Griffin-George in kiwifruit orchard with seasonal workers
A Kiwi agritech start-up has developed a new app for growers and contractors to hire seasonal workers amidst global seasonal labour shortages. Continue →
LOCAL FLAVOUR – A HULL OF A GOOD TIME: ADDING VALUE TO HEMP WASTE
A New Zealand medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp company is getting ready to unlock new markets with the help of a substantial research grant. Continue →
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WINNERS OF DAIRY FREE AWARDS ANNOUNCED
Runner-up of the NZ-made ice cream category, Duck Island’s Coffee Coconut Cream
Duck Island, Otis Oat and Whittaker’s have been some of the local brands to come out on top at the second New Zealand Dairy Free Awards. Continue →
FEBRUARY ADDING SPICE – MOVERS AND SHAKERS
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KEY APPOINTMENTS IN KIWI FOOD AND BEVERAGE
David has been appointed chair of New Zealand Growth Capital Partners Board, of the Ministry of Business, Employment, and Innovation. Continue →
TECH TALK – WHEN SCIENCE MET ART: HOW A QUANTUM PHYSICIST TAUGHT A COBOT TO DANCE
The words ‘collaborative robots’, also known as cobots, often conjure up industrial images of manufacturing lines and factory floors. Continue →
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QUICK-FIRE QUESTIONS – FOSTERING THE FUTURE: A Q+A WITH UC DOCTORAL STUDENT TENAYA DRILLER
After changing her major about five times during her university studies, Tenaya finally settled on chemical engineering and is currently completing her PhD examining what makes maple trees produce the sap used to make maple syrup. Continue →
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THIRST QUENCHER – DIGITALLY OPTIMISING WINE OPERATIONS
Food system intelligence innovator Trellis is set to be the digital key to predicting accurate grape yield, quality, harvest timing and procurement cost prediction across Australasia for a premium winemaker. Continue →
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FONTERRA COLLABORATES WITH ROYAL DSM FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Fonterra and Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, have come together to work on reducing on-farm greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. Continue →
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NZ DAIRY THE WORLD’S MOST EMISSIONS EFFICIENT
Waikato dairy farmer and Climate Change Ambassador George Moss
New Zealand dairy farmers have been labelled as having the world’s lowest carbon footprint. Continue →
STUDY SAYS CARTONS ARE THE GREEN OPTION
New research indicates that cartons have the lowest carbon footprint of all beverage and food packaging systems available on the Australian and New Zealand markets at present. Continue →
INAUGURAL NEW ZEALAND WINE WEEK
From February 8, New Zealand Winegrowers will be holding the first New Zealand Wine Week. Continue →
HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE: Capitalising on the growing trend of organic products
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have been increasingly seeking health and wellness products. Continue →
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SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING: LET’S SORT IT OUT
There’s lots of environmentally-friendly solutions to choose from today, but have we over-complicated things? Continue →
THE FUTURE OF FERMENTATION
Award-winning biotech start-up Winely was established for one purpose, and one purpose only – to rid the world of bad wine. Continue →
SMART AND FLEXIBLE CONVEYING SOLUTIONS TO KEEP YOUR LINE RUNNING SMOOTHLY
Heat and Control provide a wide variety of innovative and dependable conveying and product handling systems to move product through the line as efficiently as possible. Continue →
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AN AUTOMATION JOURNEY
Mitchell Adams, Redarc
In five years’ time, the factory floor of Redarc Electronics is set to look very different – and it’s all thanks to cobots. Continue →
TRAINING DOGS TO SAVE THE BEES
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is helping to fund a project that aims to develop a scientific methodology for training detection dogs to reliably detect American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives. Continue →
CRUSHING IT: LEADING THE WAY FOR SUSTAINABLE WINEMAKING
While many 25-year-olds were mostly concerned with drinking wine, Alice Rule was making it. Continue →
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THIRST QUENCHER – REFRESHING BEVERAGE TRENDS THIS SUMMER
This summer Kiwis will be reaching for hazy beers, spritely spritzers, lighter wines, and taking a sip and savour approach to spirits and luxe liqueurs predicts the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC). Continue →
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HRS LAUNCHES NEW DIRECT STEAM INJECTION SYSTEM
To keep up with the growing consumer demand for plant-based milk products, HRS Heat Exchangers has added a new Direct Steam Injection System to its range of pasteurisation and sterilisation systems. Continue →
EYE ON INNOVATION – THE PLANT- BASED MILK BOOM
By The FoodBowl Chief Executive Alexandra Allan
We are all born milk drinkers. Continue →
MILKSOLIDS PRODUCTION AT RECORD HIGH
DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle
Data in the recently released annual New Zealand Dairy Statistics publication shows another record year for New Zealand’s dairy sector. Continue →
SHRINKING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Global packaging company Amcor, which has a number of locations in New Zealand, has launched a recyclable shrink bag for meat and cheese. Continue →
WASTE NOT WANT NOT: KIWIS ENCOURAGED TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE
Director of Culinary Innovation and Operations at HelloFresh dietitian Hannah Gilbert
If you’re feeling guilty about those leftovers you tossed in the bin last night, it turns out you’re not alone. Continue →
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COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS MAGIC
This year Santa Claus will be helping Countdown to raise $100,000 for families in need this festive season and he’s asking for your help. Continue →
KEEPING IT FRESH: NEW ENZYME HELPS BAKED GOODS STAY SOFT
Stale cakes and breads could be a thing of the past in Japan, thanks to a new enzyme launched by Dupont Nutrition and Biosciences. Continue →
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TACKLING NITROGEN LEACHING
DairyNZ has been leading a promising plantain trial in the lower North Island, and now Fonterra and Nestlé have joined the team to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Continue →
COBOT MARKET LEADER CELEBRATES MILESTONE
Regional director of Universal Robots Asia-Pacific, James McKew
Universal Robots has delivered its 50,000th unit to a German company, remaining at the forefront of the fastest growing segment of industrial automation. Continue →
FRUCOR SUNTORY INTRODUCES EQUAL PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
Parenting just got a little easier for eligible employees at Frucor Suntory with the introduction of 13 weeks of equal paid parental leave (PPL) on top of their statutory parental leave entitlements. Continue →
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INCREASING BUMBLEBEE HIVE LONGEVITY
With funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), researchers are studying ways to help bumblebee hives to live longer and be more efficient. Continue →
FONTERRA UPDATES FARMGATE MILK PRICE RANGE
The strong demand for New Zealand dairy has seen Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited narrow its 2020/21 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range, and report a solid start to the 2021 financial year. Continue →
A DEER-LICIOUS COLLABORATION
Dessert fans will need to dash through the streets this month to get a taste of Pāmu’s limited edition Deer Milk gelato. Continue →
TECH TALK – KIWI TECH START-UP OPENS EXPORT DOORS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Local food and beverage retailers could have easier access to export markets thanks to new Kiwi-owned freight consolidation service Jetkrate. Continue →
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FUTURE FOOD – FOUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2021 I KNOW ARE WRONG
By Food Futurist, Tony Hunter
One of the primary principles of futuring is that no-one can predict the future. Continue →
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