With the world facing up to feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050, a new joint venture, Global Pac Technologies, has launched a hi-tech automated robotic apple packer to help meet the global challenges of processing increasing quantities of fresh produce.
Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to the marine and plant-based food industries. Including Plant & Food Research Australia's almond research which has expanded to Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
On World Environment Day, 5 June, Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor launched a primary sector action plan for water quality. This is the rural sector’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
As the OANZ 2018 Market Report is finalised prior to its June 20 launch, a recurrent signal is that consumers want more organic products and that it is up to producers, manufacturers and retailers to respond to a burgeoning opportunity.