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Building a sustainable and circular bioeconomy – New Zealand’s natural advantages
Aotearoa New Zealand is well positioned to leverage its resilient urban/rural commercial and societal ecosystems to create a vibrant, sustainable and balanced future-focused bioeconomy.
This enormous potential to be a true global leader in healthy communities, added-value circular value chains and environmental sustainability – with an economy built around the export market drivers in this space – will require new approaches to collaboration, technology investment and policy support.
Built on his recent international experience, Dr Stuthridge outlines some of the strategic, technical, and investment frameworks and exemplars being pursued by other countries with similar drivers and opportunities, such as Canada, Sweden and Finland, and how we can adopt and adapt them to our benefit.
Understanding of the medical cannabis market versus the adult-use/recreational model
Mara Gordon is a cannabis advocate, entrepreneur, and researcher. She has harnessed her background as a process engineer to create therapeutic dosing regimens for thousands of patients around the world, drastically improving their health, quality of life and longevity.
Mara co-founded, Aunt Zelda’s. Back in 2011, Aunt Zelda’s operated as a collective, bringing bespoke cannabis formulations to patients. As additional regulations were introduced in California, Mara standardized her most popular therapeutic oil blends, making them commercially available to patients through the respected Aunt Zelda’s brand.