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    Turning alternative proteins into opportunity

    14 February 2020

    Dr John Penno has set up an alternative protein company, Leaft Foods, which works with the farming system to provide alternative income opportunities. He shares the concept with Ravensdown and his thoughts on the future of food production.

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    Ground Effect - Autumn 2020

    14 February 2020

    We’ve reached our 10th edition of Ground Effect and there’s no sign of a shortage of smarter farming stories!

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    Unintended consequences of environmental solutions

    13 February 2020

    New Zealand agricultural systems are already very efficient by global standards and compare well with the developed world. However, if globally we want to continue to feed the world with the least impact environmentally then it is important to have the lowest footprint per unit of food and to maintain the investment in technology to reduce this footprint. To do otherwise simply has a worse global environmental outcome.

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    The foundation of life

    11 February 2020

    On his 34th birthday, Sunday afternoon, dairy farmer Wayne Langford was bed ridden. Something that had become quite a common theme in his life. Wayne, now famously known as YOLO (You Only Live Once) Farmer, via his social media movement to live every day as if it’s his last, has generously shared his story about how he overcomes the black dog that is depression.

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