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  • Election 2020: Part 4: Waste of Thyme

    Posted on Oct 16, 2020

    FoodTruths followed up our prospective politicians by asking what they will do about food waste.
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  • Election 2020: Part 3: Politics, Policies and Healthy Eating

    Posted on Oct 08, 2020

    Compared to previous elections, this time around there has been very little rhetoric around encouraging healthy eating and improving the long-term health outcomes of New Zealanders. FoodTruths wanted to find out what policies, if any, are aimed at encouraging healthy eating and improving the quality of food consumed by New Zealanders.
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  • Election 2020 Part 2: COVID19 didn't change anything

    Posted on Oct 01, 2020

    Covid-19 resulted in the first time that many New Zealanders saw empty supermarket shelves. That was alarming for many, and made us ask the question: “when push comes to shove, will there be enough food to go around?”
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  • Election 2020 Part 1: Politicians are Predictable

    Posted on Sep 28, 2020

    Food is hardly a sexy election topic. The Minister of Food Safety is not a glamorous portfolio. Yet food production, consumption and education directly affects our future and health statistics, so FoodTruths is taking a deeper look.
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  • Holes Found in Baby Food Pouches

    Posted on Sep 06, 2020

    When I first heard that mice caused the damage to the baby food pouches, my first thought was how could this happen, and should we be concerned about other food products stored at distribution centres and in our supermarkets?
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  • Can COVID-19 survive in refrigerated environments – and for how long?

    Posted on Aug 17, 2020

    The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, has released a brief summary of the (very limited) evidence regarding possible survival and transmission of COVID-19 in refrigerated environments.
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  • Food safety has got complicated. Can our mobile phones change that?

    Posted on Aug 17, 2020

    The concept of transparency is frequently thrown around yet, as a consumer, there is little that will actually prove the transparency of a food product – unless you dig the carrot yourself.
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  • Restaurants v delivery apps in battle for 'last mile'

    Posted on Jun 30, 2020

    Covid-19 has forced us to rethink our relationship with food. Customers are shifting from bricks and mortar restaurants to the efficiency of home delivery systems.
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  • Covid 19: Pandemic Exposes How Fragile Our Food Systems Are

    Posted on Jun 04, 2020

    Because of Covid-19, New Zealanders have encountered food insecurity for the first time. Supermarket shelves have been emptied and restrictions were placed on the quantity and volume of items that could be purchased.
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  • 4 Podcasts to Get You Through Lockdown

    Posted on Apr 15, 2020

    Extra time on your hands? Want to learn about food and its origins? Or are you battling with a lack of ingredients? Make the most of this time with these podcasts, you certainly won’t regret it.
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  • Looking back: 3 food fails

    Posted on Jan 03, 2020

    Not all food developments are successful, however, and it’s fun to look back at some catastrophic culinary failures to ask “what were they thinking?”. First up, something you should not do with celery.
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  • Three differences between a corporate and a chef event

    Posted on Nov 05, 2019

    Food is an ecosystem, a complex web of players with varying motivations and ethics. It transcends cultural and geographic boundaries and it reinforces inequality. Food is highly emotional and is always political. It was, therefore, interesting to attend two international events at opposite ends of both the political and emotional spectrum.
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  • What’s happening in the food world: the first three take outs from the Global Food Forum

    Posted on Oct 10, 2019

    The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum is in its 4th year and the participant and speaker list appears to be a veritable who’s who of the food world. The US food world that is. The audience comprised lobbyists, representatives of industry associations, regulators, and food executives.
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