The Commerce Commission report on competition in the retail grocery sector has rightly placed attention on the control that the two major supermarket chains play in shaping our food system.
Seeds for Change
We can still remodel the food system to provide us what we really need, writes Sean Connelly.
It's not just about cutting emissions on the farm, writes Sean Connelly.
Much of the discussion around the future of food in NZ focuses on the impact on the primary sector - whether that’s about global trends towards plant-based diets, addressing climate change and biodiversity, or rising concern among consumers about where their food comes from and how it's produced.
We can all care for the ways in which our food is produced.
Gathering good evidence will be vital to designing food systems fit for the future, writes Sean Connelly.
Policy needs to change following the warnings about our land use, writes Mark Howden.
What we eat and how much we eat is threatening both our health and that of the planet writes Sean Connelly.
A broader view of what local can mean, might lead to richer food connections, writes Sean Connelly.
There's more than a little food for thought in the most recent climate change science, writes Sean Connelly.
A new report has ploughed a furrow towards the future, writes senior lecturer Sean Connelly.
Is it time we started talking more about food in New Zealand?
Getting emissions pricing right is identified as one of the critical motivators for change, Sean Connelly writes.
Senior lecturer at the University of Otago Sean Connelly asks what the purpose of our food system really is.
When "organic" becomes just another marketing term, it might be time to think again, writes Sean Connelly.
While we are renowned worldwide for our farming and agriculture productivity, New Zealand does not actually have much high-class agricultural land, writes Sean Connelly.
The food crops of tomorrow will need a new crop of growers to produce them, writes Sean Connelly.
New ideas can flourish if we give them room to grow, writes Sean Connelly.
A more personal relationship with our food producers will bring change, writes Sean Connelly.
Globally, we produce too much food, Sean Connelly writes.