Milk confusion

North Carolina legislators have made it clear: “If a drink doesn’t come from an animal with hooves, you can’t call it milk”.

Aussies cry foul

Fonterra farmer suppliers in New Zealand are pretty happy with the $7/kgMS opening price for the new season.

Govern by decree

The most worrying aspect of the coalition Government’s torpedoing of the oil and gas industry is the disregard for process.

The blame game — Editorial

Much criticism has been voiced in recent weeks about the way the Government and Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) have handled the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. 

Cecilia Malmstrom.

At last we hear the long-awaited news: the EU has agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand.

Allergy beating

AgResearch scientists say they have discovered how to knock out a major milk allergen by editing a cow’s genome.

Dung, crash

Irish farmers are in a lather about a dairy farmer in County Limerick being fined $350 this month for the dung a judge ruled was left by his cows on a road, causing a motorcycle crash.

Sad end to Happy Cow

A North-Canterbury company lauded for its ethical and environmentally friendly dairying has gone into liquidation.

Cheesed off

Not everyone's enthusing about a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.

Gordon farmer Neil McLean.

With Mycoplasma bovis confirmed as having arrived in Waikato’s dairy heartland, the time has come for the region’s farmers to look hard at how it might affect their businesses. 

Vegan oat milk is so popular in the US that coffee shops are running out of stock.

The Great British Beef Week, organised by UK Ladies in Beef, emphasises the nation’s locally produced food. Here are some meaty facts from the group:

The latest Environment Court decision that brutally cut Federated Farmers’ bid to stop regional councils banning GMOs hopefully puts an end to farmers getting their knickers in a twist about this issue. 

People are switching from plastic to glass milk bottles in the UK.

Almond, soy, rice, hemp, macadamia, hazelnut, pea, flax, coconut, cashew, peanut, walnut: there’s been a recent explosion in the varieties of plant-based milks.

NZ First's provincial base, and the rest of us, have good reason to feel betrayed by some of the policy positions Winston Peters has signed to since putting the Labour-Green government into power.

“We are disappointed there has been no direct consultation with the industry and it is also a surprise given the Labour Party’s 2017 energy manifesto talked of continuing offshore exploration,”

As we stare down the barrel of a global consumer revolution we need to be brave to tell them what they want: not what they demand, but what we are going to supply them. 


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