Dr Meika Foster Food & Fibre

Dr Meika Foster (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga) is a nutrition scientist with a background in law. Really interesting kōrero about Māori entrepreneurship with food and fibre.

Play Video Here: https://wharekōrero.nz/p.Eu3

Her particular research interests and specialties include: the development of high-value plant-based food and ingredient solutions that are beneficial for health and contribute to the revitalisation of natural ecosystems; the role of micronutrients, trace metals, and phytochemicals in health and disease; domestic and in-market regulatory requirements for the development of functional ingredients and high-value food and beverage solutions for export; and cultural and intellectual property law and the protection of mātauranga Māori.

Meika is co-Principal Investigator on a New Zealand Singapore Future Foods Catalyst consumer science programme and on a High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge community dietary intervention programme; and contributes in various capacities to a number of universities and research institutes. Among her industry roles, Meika is contracted to support the work programme of AuOra Limited, the health and wellness unit of Wakatū Incorporation.

Kingi Gilbert

Kingi Gilbert

Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Whakaue. Producer. Lived in UK, Spain, Hawaii and Aotearoa. Married & father of two.