Bruce Campbell honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand
24 November 2016
Congratulations to Dr Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, on being awarded the prestigious Thomson Medal for 2016.
Breakthrough for the bees
22 November 2016
Preliminary results from a pilot study indicate that a breakthrough has been made in the fight against a serious honey bee pathogen.
Familiarity breeds versatility
21 November 2016
New research suggests that familiarity with a particular food or drink increases the perceived suitability of that product for different situations.
Fonterra wins Innovation in Food & Beverage award
21 October 2016
Fonterra has taken out the top prize for Innovation in Food & Beverage, sponsored by Plant & Food Research, at this year's New Zealand Innovation Awards.
Big future for bright spud
14 October 2016
There is a new bright-skinned beauty in the potato patch that scrubs up well and is set to cause a bit of a stir.
Targeting foods to the Chinese consumer
11 October 2016
A new research programme will look at the factors - attitudes, behaviours and lifestyles - that motivate Chinese consumers to buy foods that improve their health and wellness, allowing New Zealand companies to create new products that appeal to the market
Supreme success at AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards
6 October 2016
Plant & Food Research was the Supreme Award winner, and category winner of the Drake New Zealand Government category, at the 2016 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
New funding shows big support for primary industries
20 September 2016
Plant & Food Research has been awarded more than $30 million in funding for four projects as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment's Endeavour Fund.
Trialling new taro treatment for better biosecurity
13 September 2016
Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been trialling a specially engineered high-pressure washing machine for taro to help reduce the chances of invasive species entering New Zealand.
Staying on top of the fruit fly threat
9 September 2016
Plant & Food Research and Better Border Biosecurity (B3) are hosting scientists and biosecurity operatives from Australia.