Future Markets

Probiotics market optimism

[01 June/Otago Daily Times] Despite some frustrations, Dr James Dekker, Fonterra Co-operative Group’s Platform Manager in Nutrition and Health, remains optimistic that New Zealand can contribute positively to the world’s USD$50billion (approx. NZD $76.7billion) probiotics market. Dr Dekker spoke to over 50 people on the second day of a symposium dedicated to ‘’Understanding Human Microbiota’’....

Kiwi start-up plans to take oat milk to the world

[30 May/Stuff NZ] Otis, a New Zealand start-up has plans to take its plant-based oat milk to the world. The first locally-produced product of its kind, Otis oat milk is made with Southland and Otago oats and processed at FoodSouth’s Canterbury facility. Tim Ryan, Managing Director reports that the company is wanting to expand to...

Sunflower oil an untapped market in New Zealand

[28 May/The Country] The Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) is trialling sunflowers as a future crop of interest as it may be a viable rotation crop and has an untapped market in New Zealand for high oleic sunflower oil. The high oleic sunflower, high in monounsaturated acid (at least 80 per cent), was good as...

Special cafes? Home-grown? Cannabis referendum details out today

[07 May/The Country] Cabinet signed off elements of the 2020 referendum to legalise cannabis for personal use yesterday, and Justice Minister Andrew Little will make an announcement today. Around a dozen policy points have been agreed to. A policy paper was leaked from parliament which had a number of policy points including allowing use for...