Shanna Wong

Insect protein: Rising in popularity for animal feed

While pet food, mainly for cats and dogs, currently has the highest demand for insect protein, a report released by Rabobank, an agriculture banking specialist, found that its high protein factor and low production costs could make it viable for the animal feed market.

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Four Pillars: Award winning, solar powered gin

Four Pillars ‘Olive Leaf Gin’ was awarded the World’s Best Signature Botanical Gin last week at the 2021 World Gin Awards. The gin was produced with solar energy utilising their 65.88 kW solar system that was recently installed onto the roof of their Healesville distillery.

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AgriFuture calling proposals for $2m carbon initiative

AgriFutures Australia has unveiled a $2 million carbon initiative designed to investigate carbon management challenges. It will explore innovative products, practices and technologies that have the ability to improve carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) in Australia’s agricultural sector.

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Sweet deal for food supplement manufacturer

ATP Science – a food supplement manufacturer –  is set to roll out more local jobs in Meadowbrook due to $1.5 million in funding sourced from the Queensland state government’s $46 million ‘Made in Queensland’ (MiQ) program.

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Mars Australia swapping to solar power

Mars Australia has announced its new power purchase agreement with Victoria’s largest solar farm: Kiamal Solar Farm, located in Western Victoria. This agreement will power all of its Australians operations, including six factories and two offices. Read more

Industrial Internet of Things: The smart way to transform food

Australian consumers live in a world of abundant choices, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the food and beverage industry. You need only look down a supermarket aisle to see the plethora of brands and product lines, and the variety of the product sizing. While choice increases, so are consumer expectations.

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Bundaberg Rum rallying hope through Raising the Bar initiative

Through their Raising the Bar initiative, Bundaberg Rum has been supplying ‘Bear Care’ packages worth $11.5 million in total to hospitality venues across Australia. In collaboration with global beverage company Diageo, over 1500 hospitality venues from North Queensland to Karratha are being supported by this initiative.

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