A lecture on food is set to outline how dependant we are on food that comes from overseas.
The list of foods not produced in New Zealand includes coffee, chocolate, sugar, rice and most of our breads.
One of the speakers at next week's lecture is Waikato University professor of agri-business, Jacqueline Rowarth who says if we only ate the food produced locally, we'd get a bit bored.
She says we'd be fine for onions, potatoes, milk and meat.
Jacqueline Rowarth says the lecture will also cover food expenditure, which she says is slowly decreasing.
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