Recognition for Riddet Institute scientist
Professor Richard Archer, one of the Riddet Institute’s Principal Investigators, has been recognised for his substantial contribution to science and technology and leadership. He was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology’s most prestigious honour, the JC Andrews Award, at their annual conference in Christchurch in July. The award is presented in memory of Massey University’s first Chancellor, Dr John Clark Andrews, who proposed that New Zealand’s first food technology degree be established in 1964.
“To me, this is the premier award in a profession and industry which I personally regard as core to New Zealand’s wellbeing,” Professor Archer said. “Those who have won before are my industry heroes. Without their work we would be a poorer and much more boring place, still exporting butter and cheese in wooden boxes, whole frozen carcasses and not much else, and eating a diet of white bread, mutton roast and cordial.”