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Broad support for improved food labelling - research

Broad support for improved food labelling - research

Front-of-pack (FOP) labelling of food in New Zealand has support from industry, policy-makers and NGOs according to new research from the Universities of Otago and Auckland.

NZ fast food saltier than European - study

NZ fast food saltier than European - study

New Zealand's fast foods on average contain 8% more sodium than comparable foods in the UK and a massive 18% more than those in France, as shown in an international study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Hamilton's latest and greatest culinary experience

Annah Stretton has taken her one-stop-flagship Birds of a Feather shop to new heights with the introduction of a stunning new eatery, Cafe Flutter, located in the heart of her Barton Street store.

1-day set to grab a slice of grocery market

1-day set to grab a slice of grocery market

New Zealand's largest daily deals site, 1-day.co.nz, is providing some much needed competition in the New Zealand grocery market with the launch of Grocery Grab.

Could cherries be the secret to a good night's sleep?

Could cherries be the secret to a good night's sleep?

Preliminary research results released today by Fruision Ltd show that sweet cherries grown in New Zealand's sun-rich Central Otago region are a natural source of melatonin at levels over 30 times higher than other cherry varieties grown in the Northern Hemisphere's major cherry production regions

Daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

Daily potato for all your vitamin C needs

In the future, it may be possible to get your daily dose of vitamin C from just one potato.

Scientists at Plant & Food Research are investigating how vitamin C is made in plants and have identified the gene that controls the level of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables.

Queenstown's best amateur foodie claims her crown

Queenstown's best amateur foodie claims her crown

Queenstown's best amateur foodie claimed the inaugural Remarkables Market Chef 'crown' today following a nerve-wracking final at the Red Barn at Remarkables Park.

Following six heats to determine the two finalists, Lee Vandergeest and Naomi Lindsay went head to head over the elements.

KFC brings back Double Down for Otago Rugby creditors

KFC brings back Double Down for Otago Rugby creditors

The Double Down is back, and it's helping raise money for Otago Rugby Union creditors.

That's right, KFC is bringing the legendary Double Down to Dunedin this weekend only. The reason - to help raise funds for small creditors left out of pocket by the Otago Rugby Union.

Chris Ford: The Great Marmite Crisis of 2012 is coming!

Chris Ford: The Great Marmite Crisis of 2012 is coming!

 I thought that my Australian-based Kiwi expat family were making it all up about Marmite being in short supply.

Non-essential food list developed

Non-essential food list developed

Researchers at the University of Otago, Christchurch have developed a new list of 49 'NEEDNT' foods as part of a treatment research programme for obesity.