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Dairy prices mixed overnight - whole milk powder rises

Dairy product prices were mixed at the latest overnight Global Dairy Trade auction, as a gain in whole milk powder offset a decline for most other products. The GDT price index slipped to US$2,336, down from US$2,345 at the previous auction two weeks ago. The index was unchanged in percentage terms. Some 31,348 tonnes of product was sold, down from 32,500 tonnes at the previous auction two weeks ago. Whole milk powder rose 1.9 percent to US$2,079 a tonne. Some support came from the ... more

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Prime Minister visits Fonterra's Indonesian facility, marks agricultural partnership

Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between Indonesia and New Zealand. They were joined by a delegation which included New Zealand Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer of ... more

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Healthy snacking is a whole new ball game, with NEW Tasti Smooshed Wholefood Balls!

Does your snack regime need to up its game? Kid’s lunchboxes looking a little lackluster? Then embrace your cravings and put some excitement back into the school lunch box with NEW Tasti Smooshed Wholefood Balls. The deliciously nutritious snack that creates a whole new ball game in the world of healthy snacking on the go! Tasti Smooshed Wholefood Balls are yummy bite-sized balls that give you the nourishment you need, without any nasties! And with no added sugar, and sweetened ... more

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Right Of Reply: Healthy marketing for sports drinks opposed

Response to NZ Herald article  “'Healthy' marketing for sports drinks opposed” Original article NZ Herald, Wednesday Oct 1, 2014:  www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11334933 The opening sentence of the article which says “Proposed changes to food regulations that could see sports drinks marketed as healthy as healthy are being opposed by the Auckland Public Health Service” indicate that both the writer and the submitter ... more

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Right Of Reply: setting the record straight on food

Right of Reply: new service launched, dedicated to getting the facts right on food One of the most frustrating aspects of working in and around the food industry, is having your industry and it’s products regularly mis-represented in the media. In their efforts to cover some of the complex issues, non-technical journalists with limited space and time often leave the public with only part of the story. Foods often suffer in the never-ending search for headlines; ... more

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Wendyl Nissen resorts to Dirty Politics

Wendyl 1;       truth, democracy and journalistic integrity 0. Healthy food campaigner Wendyl Nissen claims to be the victim of a smear campaign funded by the food industry. A self-professed lay-person, Nissen has written her weekly column, "Wendyl Wants to Know", every Saturday for the past few years. She evaluates packaged food products for healthiness and suitability for children by reading the ingredient listings. Nissen is a  newspaper columnist, ... more

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