Tim Fulton

Agricultural Journalist

"Food Miles"

2008

I am the current editor of New Zealand Farmers Weekly newspaper, and I also appear as a farming correspondent on TV One’s Business Breakfast Show and on the nationally syndicated radio programme, The Farming Show. I have received the 2007-08 NZUK Link Foundation Rural Journalist Travel Fellowship (the Link Rural Travel Fellowship) which helped me travel to the UK to investigate the perception and reality of food miles for British farmers, retailers and consumers. I had the opportunity to meet British farming leaders, retailers, meat traders and rural journalists; visit New Zealand’s trade representatives in the UK; and attend two of the UK’s leading agricultural shows – the Royal Norfolk show and the Royal Show. The fellowship gave me the opportunity to reflect on the past 50 years of change in agriculture, as well as opening an exciting window for me to look at what might happen in the future.