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Massey University horticulture and food enterprise: Latest News

Meat alternatives at Fieldays
A good curry could be made with chicken, beef, tofu or even meat-like alternatives from plant proteins like Sunfed Meats, but Massey's stand at...
The NZ Food Awards officially open for 2018
Entries are now open for the New Zealand Food Awards, giving the crème de la crème of the food and beverage industry the opportunity to showcase...
Food report shows growth opportunities
A report on opportunities in the $29 billion food and beverage export sector says chocolate bars, cherries, cereals, muesli bars and flavoured drinks...
Co-director to take the reins of Riddet Institute
There is a change in the leadership of the Riddet Institute with Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan stepping down as co-director and Distinguished...
Fancy a part-time job as a food taster?
Do you enjoy the taste of feijoa, but have trouble with the perfume-like aroma? Are you partial to a flat white, but always pick up on the smallest...
Massey brings the future to National Fieldays
Massey University is living the "future of farming" theme at National Fieldays this year with robots, future foods, an artificially intelligent farm...
Stanford expert takes a glance at NZ’s freshwater
Massey University and the Ministry for the Environment hosted a world-leading freshwater expert last month to explain and explore a modelling...
Scholarships give agriculture and horticulture students a hand up
The exceptional, and often times financially strapped, agriculture and horticulture students of Massey University have had a helping hand from...
Massey partnering with New Zealand National Fieldays Society
Massey University is the new partner of the New Zealand National Fieldays Society, owner of the iconic Fieldays event in June.
The science of saving our honey bees
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees, but as their numbers plummet from a destructive...

Plant & Food Research: Latest News

Green chemistry project aims to create lipids for nutraceuticalsexternal link

Nelson research scientist Dr Ivan Kurtovic recieved a $25,000 boost from KiwiNets Emerging Innovator Programme for a green chemistry project to create specialised lipids for use in nutraceutical and functional food manufacture.

Alternative Protein Reports publishedexternal link

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Plant & Food Research has released their joint report on The Evolution of Plant Protein - Assessing Consumer Response.

Three Plant & Food Research finalists in 2018 KiwiNet Awardsexternal link

Three Plant & Food Research innovations and scientists are amongst the 12 stunning finalists selected for the fifth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billionexternal link

New Zealand horticulture had another record breaking year in 2017. The industry was valued at $8.8 billion, up $100 million from 2016, and the total value of exports was close to $5.12 billion, up $14 million from the year before.

New Zealand school children revealing the power of manukaexternal link

Schools and pupils from all over New Zealand are working with the University of Otago and Plant & Food Research to discover what secrets are locked within the wide variety of manuka around the country including whether the native plants leaf chemistry

Dropped in for fruitless sexexternal link

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of New Zealands most harmful apple pests, the codling moth, has produced spectacular results.

Maori team up with Crown to breed unique berries for global marketsexternal link

A joint venture company has been created to breed and develop new unique berry varieties to be marketed exclusively by Maori-owned firm Miro Limited Partnership (Miro).

New partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruitsexternal link

Agtech solutions company Autogrow and Plant & Food Research today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming their intention to collaborate in the development of protocols to maximise yield and enable continuous production of perennial fruits.

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