Tagged: Fonterra

Scientists & Engineers on Company Boards - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Aug 11, 2013

As Fonterra continues to deal with the fall out from the botulinum contamination scare, it has been suggested that New Zealand companies such as Fonterra might benefit from having scientists or engineers on their Boards of Directors. In an interview on The Nation this weekend Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Waikato, spoke about Fonterra’s … Read More

Fonterra’s brandnz - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Aug 07, 2013

  The front page (5 August, 2013) of the China Daily posted outside the Free Speech Café, University of California – Berkeley. Fonterra’s milk is New Zealand’s milk. Fonterra, in good times and bad, trades on brandNZ. Big nations view the big companies of small nations differently. Fonterra is New Zealand, New Zealand is Fonterra. If Kraft … Read More

Fonterra botulism scare – some useful links - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 06, 2013

As the Fonterra botulism story continues to rage in the media, here are a few links that people might find useful. Fonterra Managing Director Gary Romano talking on Radio NZ Morning Report this morning – he confirms its the bacterium they have identified in the whey powder, not the toxin. Microbiologists Prof John Brook and … Read More

Botulism scare: how is Clostridium botulinum and its toxin detected? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 05, 2013

With news that all Nutricia Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 and Stage 2 Follow-on formula should be avoided, the Fonterra botulism scare continues to rumble on. Fonterra Managing Director Gary Romano appeared on Campbell Live tonight where he said that it was the toxin rather than the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that had … Read More

Fonterra scare: the other side of Botox - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 04, 2013

Fonterra is currently in the midst of its third scare in as many years, with news that over 30 tonnes of whey powder concentrate manufactured at the Hautapu plant in Waikato has been contaminated with the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The contamination happened back in May 2012, caused by a faulty pipe, and there … Read More

NZ climate policy shambles, and other summer reading - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 17, 2012

It’s summer down south, and New Zealand’s politicians have embarked on their summer break. It’s summer in Waipara too, and with yesterday topping 30ºC and today heading in the same direction, your blogger has immediate climate concerns of an irrigation and vine management nature to attend to. So, with apologies for what may turn out [...] … Read More

Licking lignite - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 06, 2010

Jeanette Fitzsimons raised the alarm in a recent Herald op-ed over Solid Energy’s plans for Southland lignite. A very justified alarm. She wrote of well-advanced plans to use more than 3 billion tonnes of economically recoverable lignite from three fields in Southland. Big plans, of which New Zealanders are hardly aware. First off is the transformation of lignite, [...] … Read More

Ag science just ain't sexy enough - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 22, 2010

Here’s the looming problem for New Zealand – the scientific institutions that come up with innovations to keep our primary sector industries productive and contributing huge amounts to GDP are failing to attract young kiwi talent to replace the old-timers that are retiring. Hence we have, a few days after Fieldays, the following headline in Rural News: … Read More

Oram on ETS debacle: Business Council for Sustainable Development ordered to shut up by big emitters; Nick Smith guilty of ’breathtaking hypocrisy’ - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 22, 2009

Fonterra and other big emitters have used their clout to silence the Business Council for Sustainable Development from commenting on National’s proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme, Rod Oram reveals in his Sunday Star Times column today. …on November 5 Barry Harris, Fonterra’s head of milk supply and sustainability, delivered a withering speech to the [...] … Read More

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