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Food And Drink

grains, beans, fruits and most vegetables.

Less beef, more beans - experts say world needs a new diet

They're urgently calling for a "Great Food Transformation" by 2050.

"Coverack, United Kingdom - November 20, 2012: McDonalds Big Mac carton isolated on white. McDonalds is a world famous supplier of fast food products."

McDonald's has its 'Big Mac' trademark registration revoked in EU ruling

It means Ireland-based chain Supermac's as well as McDonald's may use the "Big Mac" name in the EU.

President Donald Trump talks to the media about the table full of fast food in the State Dining Room of the White House.

Lovin' it: Trump fetes champion football team with fast food paid out of his own pocket, at White House

An impressive - and highly unusual - smorgasbord greeted the players in the East Room.

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The calls come in the wake of Australia’s strawberry needle contamination incident.

NZ food industry calls for strong new penalties for people who maliciously tamper with food

The calls come in the wake of Australia's strawberry needle contamination crisis.

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Descendants of the Māori chief are calling for it to be renamed, saying it’s an insult.

Fonterra under fire from iwi over name of its Kapiti-brand cheese, Tuteremoana

Muaūpoko have taken exception to the dairy giant using the name of their ancestor for their product.

A Marlborough vineyard. (File photo)

Winery labour company fined $127K for underpaying migrant workers, falsifying records

The Labour Inspectorate is calling on the viticulture industry to thoroughly check supply chains to prevent exploited labour.

Tomatoes (file picture).

Scientists cook up plan for spicy tomatoes

Researchers proposing this genetic engineering say their objective isn't to start a new culinary fad.

Bluefin tuna weighing 278kgs sold for record $4.4 million at Tokyo market

The auction prices are way above usual for bluefin tuna.

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Sao Paulo's homeless were treated to a feast thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Chefs serve Christmas cheer in Sao Paulo, where over 20,000 are believed to homeless

Sao Paulo's homeless were treated to a feast thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Volunteers have been organising a hamper drive to fill cupboards, the space under the Christmas tree and spread a little good will.

Watch: Auckland charity trying to take the strain off single parents this Christmas

Volunteers are organising a hamper drive to fill cupboards, the space under the Christmas tree and spread a little good will.

Employees smoke behind counter at Auckland Better Burger, one jokes about using food container as ashtray

General Manager Rod Ballenden told 1 NEWS he is "hugely disappointed" with the incident and it has been "dealt with swiftly."

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The remote Fiordland location is playing host to one of the country’s most unusual kitchens.

Dusky Sound becomes unique learning environment for next generation of Kiwi chefs

Otago Polytechnic students have been given a rare chance not only to cook, but also to catch the day's feed.

Great Kiwi Bake Off winner Annabel.

Timaru teen defies the odds to be first winner of The Great Kiwi Bake Off

Annabel Coulter fell ill during the semi-final and was unable to finish that week’s challenge.

The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Episode 10.

The Great Kiwi Bake Off final recap: After a delightful 10 weeks a winner is crowned

It's been less of a roller-coaster of a series, and more a gentle Lime scooter ride.

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The Cookie Project already employs 19 disabled workers, and some volunteers, and the waiting list for a job is just as long.

Visit the Auckland cookie company providing opportunities for the disabled - 'It absolutely warms my heart'

The Cookie Project already employs 19 disabled workers, and some volunteers, and the waiting list for a job is just as long.

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"Don’t’ get me started on the fruit" Daniel said, as he rattled off his list of complaints.

'Better as a doorstop' - Breakfast's Daniel Faitaua talks utter contempt for Christmas cake

"Don't get me started on the fruit," Daniel said, as he rattled off his list of complaints.

It comes after a needle was found in a punnet of the fruit here following similar instances in Australia.

Woman arrested after allegedly making false complaint about needle in Timaru strawberry

The woman will appear in Timaru District Court on 29 January 2019.

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Peter Yealands’ winemakers told staff to 'audit proof' wines while breaking international rules

Two staff members raised their concerns but were told not to worry and to drop the matter.

Yealands Wines fined $400,000 over record keeping breach, false statements

These are the first convictions under the provisions of the Wine Act in New Zealand.

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Wellington cafes embrace plastic pollution cutting scheme allowing thirsty Kiwis free water bottle refills

Jill Ford started the scheme after seeing the affect of pollution first-hand.

Pin found in punnet of strawberries in Tauranga Pak'nSave

The remaining product has since been removed from the Foodstuffs store's shelves.

Auckland restaurant named in the top 10 in the world, according to TripAdvisor

Grove came ninth and was the only Australasian restaurant on the list.

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Consumer NZ’s Jessica Wilson told Breakfast not all foods are included only those that are fresh, frozen and considered minimally processed.

New Bill will allow Kiwi consumers to know exactly where their food came from

The Green Party's Country of Origin Labelling Bill will pass tonight.

Great Kiwi Bake Off: The battle of the strugglers

Joel and Larissa are the only ones left not to be star baker, is it the end of the road for one of them?

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