Ben Mack

Ben Mack

Digital Editor

Food for thought

Sustainability is something many food businesses are championing these days, but I Love Food Co is pushing sustainability in its products in a variety of new and innovative ways, such as replacing 20 percent of the sugar that would normally be used in its biscuits with date puree – a more sustainable and healthier alternative. We chat with co-founder Maree Glading about the company's latest moves, as well as its sale to Walter & Wild, the New Zealand-based food group owned by Harry and Graeme Hart.

Speak easy

As the proverb says, ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria (“my language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul”). And while there is plenty of attention being placed on our native tongue during Māori Language Week and more willingness to learn the language, the number of people who can hold a conversation in te reo Māori is still declining. Many are looking to new technologies for revitalisation – and in the hope that it could get new speakers on board, too.