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Opinion: Four futures for the food system at AgriFood Week 2021

Opinion: Four futures for the food system at AgriFood Week 2021
Opinion: One way or another, the way we feed people is going to change.

Photo / File Opinion: New Zealand AgriFood Week kicks off in Manawatū from 3-9 May.At New Zealand AgriFood Week 2021, we'll hear multiple, sometimes conflicting, theories of change by the people out there, doing the mahi.For some, that might mean embracing the disruption – New Zealand AgriFood Week headline event Ngā Kai Whakatō Whenua is designed to encourage such open-mindedness.Like livestock's ability to generate complete protein from marginal food producing land – like that comprising the majority of New Zealand's sheep and beef farms.

In New Zealand, sheep and beef farms have maintained (and in some cases increased) production and productivity while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent since 1990.Chief executive of Eat New Zealand, Angela Clifford.

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