Tagged: food security

Environment NZ’s weak point for UN goals - News

John Kerr Jul 22, 2016

New Zealand gets a few ‘Fs’ in a new report card examining how we are doing on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. In September last year New Zealand, along with 192 other countries, signed up to the goals, which described by the UN as “a bold and ambitious global plan to end poverty, address inequalities and tackle climate change.” There are … Read More

Opposition to genetically modified animals could leave millions hungry - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 11, 2016

James D Murray, University of California, Davis and Jenny Graves, La Trobe University In a world with a ballooning population and deteriorating environment, we will need to use every trick in the book to stave off mass starvation, disease and political chaos. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, there are … Read More

Give bees a chance: the ancient art of beekeeping could save our honey (and us too) - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 11, 2016

Marianne Peso There’s no denying it: we’re in a long-term relationship … with bees. Recent evidence published in the journal Nature shows that humans have been depending on honey bees for about 9,000 years. Researchers conducted chemical analyses of over 6,000 fragments of pottery revealing the presence of beeswax in pots in Neolithic Europe, the Near East, and … Read More

The cost of food - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Feb 28, 2011

Before the devastation that hit Christchurch last week, food prices, and particularly the cost of milk, featured highly in the news, with the Green Party backing a call for an inquiry into dairy pricing and Consumer New Zealand asking for a full investigation by the Commerce Commission as concern over rising food bills grow. We also heard reports … Read More