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Is regulation needed to curb NZ’s rising fast food consumption?

John Kerr posted in on February 5th, 2014.

A WHO-commissioned study of fast food purchases per capita has found that NZ is one of the worst, with a sharp increase in both fast food consumption and obesity rates in recent years. The authors behind the study suggest that better regulation of food products is the answer to cutting back on unhealthy eating. The study, […]

Waikato Times: Meat and veg from freezer to the plate

Peter Griffin posted in on July 12th, 2010.

Felicity Wolfe writes for the Waikato Times about food technologist Erik Arndt’s combination of frozen meat and vegetables as a form of fast food. His latest developments include a stirfy and a bolognese, and the idea came from realising many people were buying fast food because cooking food from scracth was too much effort. An […]

NZ Herald: How sex, food and war drive technology

Peter Griffin posted in on April 6th, 2010.

Andrew Stone reviews the book Sex Bombs And Burgers: How War, Porn And Fast Food Created Technology As We Know It, by Peter Nowak. In his book, Nowak discusses how the industries behind war, food and pornography have indelibly shaped the technology we use, and our culture with it, citing such examples as Lena, a […]

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