Agriculture

Why is the jury still arguing over NZTE’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign?

The ‘Made with Care’ campaign was launched in 2020 by New Zealand’s trade and Enterprise and aims to showcase the country’s commitment to being a trusted, sustainable global food source. It targeted key markets such as Australia, China, Japan, the USA, and the UK. So far it has reached over 79 million consumers around the world*. …

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With Fonterra’s share price at a 5 year low, will management’s new focus on NZ milk hit the sweet spot?

Back in October 2016 Fonterra’s shares traded at NZ$5.9. However, shoot forward 5 years and the stock has gone backwards to NZ$3.35 leaving management with more questions than answers. Fonterra is a dairy cooperative, owned largely by New Zealand based dairy farmers that supply the business. In Asia-Pacific, Fonterra is a well known brand. China …

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The (legal) marijuana business: a future hidden in clouds of smoke, hype and red tape?

Barclays Investment bank held its annual jamboree for the great and the good in the consumer products industry last week. On the roster were many familiar names: P&G, J&J, Kraft Heinz, Nestlé, Coca Cola and more. All the usual suspects. However one name intrigued me, Canopy Growth. I hadn’t heard of it. Founded in 2013, …

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palm oil biotech

Malaysian palm oil exports soar; still early days for biotech alternatives

Malaysia’s palm oil industry is on a roll. It’s the country’s third biggest export worth $9.8b in 2020, up 18% year on year. Significantly ‘processed’ palm oil, which is more valuable than ‘crude’ accounts for over 70% of exports. India is Malaysia’s largest export market, followed by China.  Palm oil is widely used in the …

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