KIWI SUPERFOODS DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE & GROSSING GROSS GROCERIES EXPORTS INTO AUSTRALIA SUPERMARKETS AISLES – FGC’s CHAT TO NZ EXPORTERS
According to the FGC, Australia seeks to triple food and beverage exports to some $65 billion by the year 2025. This is anticipating the world’s agricultural and manufacturing trends moving more the South Pacific’s way in supply chain needs heading towards 2025.
Australia sees New Zealand as being a part of that. It gives NZ a chance to export into Australia. Yet Australians want to back their own Aussie-made products first. So, there’s only leighway for NZ food producers to come up with products that are different to what Australians are already supplying their own people.
Specifically: “Supermarket chain Coles, one of the major two players across the Tasman, won’t stock kiwi products if they’re indistinguishable from Australian-sourced suppliers.”
What I think: This puts all of the ingenuity onto Kiwis to do the thinking of the new. It’s not as if Australia invented pasta or pizza, is it? Yet in Coles supermarket stores, if an Australian company makes it, it is suddenly Australian now? What a cheek! That’s too funny.
The question is then: If a Kiwi thinks of a new product, won’t an Australian company then make it, in time? So where is the line drawn here of FGC’s strategy.
Also, Australia is saying because NZ pays such low wages (in an age of high unemployment too – almost record highs in NZ history), is that they want to exploit NZ labour to provide their food needs. It’s very “Fee Fi Fo Fum…” in tone from Aussie. Just saying.
[Photos - Trade 51 & Life Foods NZ] (more…)
So, I awoke today with a really weird feeling that all Aotearoa New Zealand was is a giant panda’s food bank.
I felt really used. Sort of like a grocery cart. Or a brown paper bag, or a crinkly plastic bag (more…)
We are born perfect in to Love. Staying complete in Love is the light of Wisdom. As perfect Love casts out all fear, may true Love stay our good energy.
~Music: Love Will Always Win, Opshop. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.10.12~
–John The Apostle of Love.
I am a dark indigenous ark built of human frailties and sheer guts, lucky enough to live alive in the light of grace. - - - To be light, in time and space across a miracle world on wings in electrical future skies.
Image: Ramza‘s tree, Ohio Street, Westwood California. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Human Series – shades of dark, always craving the light in a world where IT, e-commerce, media, communication, new knowledge is electricty-generated and is transferred by light. So fascinating, the connection between the two.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me. You see as well without the light as with it, since you are not dependent upon light. Light is its own being, for the full exercise of perceptions. (more…)
Billionaire and millionaire’s favorite new make up products have arrived. New science that is fun.
A personalized blue print of your dna (in particularly your body’s cells) can now be made into stem cells and restored, to patch up the body and stave off the ageing process. The stem cell research breakthroughs are the elixor cure to repair general wear and tear.
CNN News: Sir John B. Gurdon 70 of the UK and Shinya Yamanaka 50 of Osaka Japan, have scooped The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The award was given on Monday for work that revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop.
The groundbreaking research is set to increase longevity in the human body. The scientists discovery that “mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body,” is winner said the the Nobel Assembly, which consists of 50 professors at the Karolinska Institute.
The reprogrammed cells are new stem cells. They can then be placed into other areas of the body and the cells “are able to develop into all types of cells in the body,” the professors collective said in a statement. (more…)
Another chat about water wastage: 1 in 6 people on the planet do not have access to safe clean drinking water supplies.
Safe drinking water is important as the human body is made up of 60%+ water.
Or, we are metalin, water, bone as people – no matter what color we are.
For nation’s who are running low on water, it would be most wise to respect the living water, of the nations that do have copious supplies of safe drinking water within their country’s borders.
Or in the Maori proverb of the ancients from Aotearoa New Zealand, comes a proverb embraced by most New Zealanders. The proverb is:
He aha te mea nui i te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in this world? People, people, people.
In the future, NZ aims to assist natons (those who say they are NZ’s allies and friends) who respect our citizens living water vessels and supplies, in all of their living expressions and forms of being.
Countries that don’t respect New Zealand’s water vessels, supplies or our citizens who own these supplies and their worth in the world’s future strategic plan, won’t get any from us in the future – until more respect is shown to our citizens and our living water vessels and supplies. In establishing a stance on such matters, is a gift from New Zealand to restore and teach some dignity guidelines, back to nations who may have lapsed on such human rights values concerning their own people, or the frivolous and wasteful designs of their own management operations, practices and systems. New Zealand citizens are no ordinary citizens of the world.
[Photo: Huka Falls, Taupo, Te Ika a Maui - North Island, Aotearoa New Zealand].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.8.12~
After being ordered to pay $3billion in a groundbreaking and controversial US court case, GlaxoSmithKlein are taking a long term investment approach with a company acquistion.
Human Genome Sciences Purchased: Several reports indicate today (including one from Forbes magazine) that GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has bought Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI) for $2.8 billion.
The two companies have battled over the price for several months.
GSK believes it needs the latest biotech products and research to offset the slow growth that has hit a number of big pharma companies as many of their blockbuster drugs come off patent.
To close the transaction, GSK increased its offer to $14 a share from $13, writes Douglas A. McIntyre for Reuters.
Forbes notes how cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death in the world. Of particular interest in GlaxoKleinSmith’s acquistion, is HSGI’s work developing cures for heart disease prevention that are aimed to reduce inflammation in arteries, that many scientists believe causes cholesterol plaque to rupture inside the artery wall, causing heart attacks and strokes and stroke reduction.
GlaxoKleinSmith‘s acquistion of HSGI is viewed as a long term investment where R&D will yield a good return on investment in time.
[I have friends who are academic activists, strongly against human genome dna data collection. So, for the pros and cons on Human Genome Science to the environment as well as being largely unregulated area of law in the USA, also go to Ornl.Gov for more]
My thoughts: muscle repair protein accelerator-bricks. There you go. :)
Photo Caption: The double helix structure of DNA, discovered 15 years after William Astbury‘s first x-ray photographs. Photograph: Deco Images II/Alamy. Guardian.Co.UK – Science.
If you’re an athlete at the Olympics, watch your gene pool too!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~
In Bucklands Beach, Fred Thomson turns a young 100.
"I'm just an ordinary person," said Fred.
Michael Holland and Mark Sainsbury deliver the royal mail to an extraordinary Kiwi of our centenarian set.
Totz gangsta grizzly grey.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
Brooding ensemble viola notes, the art of whiskey distilling takes time, Brick House Am-Kiwi funk base twang - all on a mission to restore Vietnam’s forgotten, stripped children. On the soul train, actor Danielle Cormack remembers Vietnam today.
The nation’s TV mood – Aotearoa New Zealand today.
[Photos: DC in Vietnam: Facebook & Martin Luther King Jr.-Beaumont Enterprise].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.7.12~
EZEKIEL EMANUEL’S UNUSUAL JOB – ETHICS, EUTHANASIA, SLAVERY IN THE USA & WHAT PASSOVER MEANS FOR JEWS
Although I find ethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel‘s opening comments in an article about the Jewish tradition of passover, a little bit strange, I’m in a ‘Joshua kind of mood’ today.
For 2012 passover, Ezekiel wrote: “It can be challenging for American Jews to relate to slaves in ancient Egypt. But events from recent history can help illuminate the holiday’s deeper meaning.“
America’s internship culture, gives many young graduates on-the-job experience in key American offices of industry - yet some Jewish-Americans are the worst abusers of this system, signing 40 interns for 4 month periods in one hit, for 30 hours of volunteer labor each, a week. It’s like they learned how to subconsciously do this in Auschwitz and they don’t even know it.–We all have our blind spots needing teaching.
I don’t want to sound pious in New Zealand, as many small business are carrying out ‘job trials’ with teenagers as I write, who are doing the exact same thing with our teenagers. Some of these abusers have resident’s visa’s and are operating businesses exemplifying such behavior towards others. Sadly, some New Zealand citizens are inflicting this same greed on their fellow citizens who are lesser fortunate at this time. Exploitation in our culture is rife too in an age where ‘inequality’ has become a smug white-wash that has used politicians to relabel it ’austerity’ pretty much.
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.6.12~
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth while there is still time. Let love be your energy, Abide in faith, hope and love, knowing that the greatest of these is love. - - - Thank you for the childhood years of rip sh*t n' bust laughter and encouragement.
–for Gary Adams, brick layer, Northland Pastor. He graduated with honors today. As a passionate person, Gary simply brought us much joy. RIP.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.5.12~
[Photo - iStock image].
(NewsUSA) - A 2011 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology* found the low mortality rates were partially attributable to fewer deaths from cigarette smoking with Latinos living longer than nonLatinos – Latinos are less likely to smoke, and if they do, they tend to smoke less.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the U.S. have a longer life expectancy than the non-Latino white population.Given lower average income and access to health care among Latinos, epidemiologists have proposed various theories to explain this puzzling statistic, dubbed the “Latino Paradox.”
Superfoods in the Latino diet are attributed towards longer life expectancy results of Latino populations over nonLatino populations.
“A popular theory points to healthy aspects of Latino culture, including the Latin Diet. In “The Hot Latin Diet,” author Dr. Manny Alvarez says Latin cooking typically includes healthy “power” foods like tomatillos, cilantro and chili peppers. (more…)