Posted on Dec 16, 2020
The Christmas season is well and truly underway in New Zealand. It is a busy time of year filled with barbecues and holiday feasts with friends and family. But while you are enjoying your ham, pavlova and summer salads, it’s important to think about food safety during the holiday season. Here are some useful tips to remember to avoid getting sick these holidays.
Posted on Oct 28, 2020
Warnings of an acute shortage of workers to harvest food crops in New Zealand are growing. But the problem – and potential solution are more complex than they may seem, and give rise to the question: ‘Is food too cheap?”
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.
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?”
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.
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.