Posted on Mar 01, 2019
The phrase “standards setting organisation” is one that is often used by those involved in food processing or food regulations; but to those whose focus is on a being consumer, it is something of a mysterious and bureaucratic sounding phrase. The thing is; however, standards are important as they provide us with a baseline level of acceptability and, therefore there needs to be a robust process to ensure that they are fair, fit-for-purpose and measurable
Posted on Feb 14, 2019
In a recent opinion piece, published in a mainstream New Zealand newspaper, a young man declared (my paraphrasing here) that manual labour was beneath him and why would anyone want to dig fence post holes.
Posted on Feb 11, 2019
As Valentine’s day rolls again, it is interesting to ponder the connection between food and love. A lot of us love food, but of interest here is the association between food and the love of other humans. Let’s begin with a bit of a historical review.