PULPIT: Only science can combat pests

New Zealand is under continued threat from invading pests, diseases and weeds that threaten not only our primary industries but also our natural heritage. 

Last year we had myrtle rust, which has now reached the South Island, and Mycoplasma bovis.

PULPIT: Get back in touch with farmers

As I sat and watched Lucas Paravicini, hand on heart, telling us how sorry he was for the $433 million lost in China and the $183m loss in the Danone debacle, which might not be over yet, I could not help but feel I have been here before and think “I am over this”.

PULPIT: Target high-end foods customers

New Zealand food production’s contribution to world supply needs to be targeted at the value-added market for naturally produced foods versus laboratory-to-factory produced food.