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- australian meat industry
- Food Business
- food manufacturing
- Food processing
- Food waste
- Govt and regulation
- health and wellness
- Heat and control
- high pressure processing
- Maggie Zhou
- Materials Handling
- meat industry
- metal detection
- Sealed Air
- Unleashed software
Reducing food waste great for companies’ bottom lines
New research on behalf of Champions 12.3 has found that for every dollar companies invested to reduce food loss and waste, they saved $14 in operating costs. The report finds that household savings could be much greater. In a first-of-its kind analysis, The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste evaluated financial cost and … Continue reading Reducing food waste great for companies’ bottom lines
We’ve calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about it
What does a staple food such as bread have to do with global warming? For a start, to make loaves on an industrial scale, you’ll need powerful milling and kneading machines and a huge oven, heated to 230℃ or more. This uses a lot of energy. The flour, yeast and salt must also be shipped … Continue reading We’ve calculated the environmental cost of a loaf of bread – and what to do about it
Five benefits of modern accounting for manufacturers
The manufacturing industry runs 24/7 with constantly changing customer demands, making real-time financial information essential for manufacturers, writes Todd Hunt, vice president and general manager Asia Pacific, BlackLine. New tools from robotics to nanotechnology are changing the way goods are produced, but so many accounting and finance teams are still doing things the old-fashioned way- with … Continue reading Five benefits of modern accounting for manufacturers
Robox Energy helps wastewater treatment plant achieve maximum efficiency
For the plant owners and managers, the new compressor delivers lower running costs, fewer problems and therefore, greater savings.
How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty
Climate change and extreme weather events are already impacting our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. This series on the Climate and Food now looks at what this means for the food chain. The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is increasing. Everything else being equal, higher CO₂ levels will increase the yields … Continue reading How climate change threatens to make our bread less tasty
As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops
Climate change and extreme weather events are already having impacts on our food, from meat and vegetables, right through to wine. In our series on the Climate and Food, we’re looking at what this means for the food chain. While increases in population and wealth will lift global demand for food by up to 70% … Continue reading As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting our staple crops
Choosy consumers drive a near 1,000% spike in vanilla prices
The price of vanilla all comes down to us, the fickle consumer and our love of authentic cones, custard and crème brûlée.
Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these foods is just too hard to resist. As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a … Continue reading Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM was first investigated in the early years of this century and since then criticisms of farm animal production systems, particularly intensive ones, have escalated. They … Continue reading No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Goodbye control cabinet!
Cabinet-free drive technology enhances productivity throughout the entire value stream. Bosch Rexroth outlines five requirements of the future.
True Foods sees the benefits of innovation
A large audience gathered at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase in Ballarat to hear from business leaders about challenges and opportunities in emerging growth sectors.
What’s in store for the Australian food & beverage sector?
Once again 2016 was a less than spectacular year for Australian manufacturers. And once again the food and beverage sector was an exception to this trend. We take a closer look at what’s in store for the industry’s top performers in 2017.
Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years
Melbourne-based Maltra Foods will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. Matthew McDonald takes a look at this expert in dry powders and blending and finds a company that places customer relations high on its priority list.
Telling the market you’re GMO free
Putting aside the arguments for and against GMO food, the fact is that many consumers give it a big thumbs down. As Matthew McDonald writes, food makers stand to benefit from establishing that their products are GMO free.
The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science
A few years ago, one of us (Ian) was lucky enough to be invited to visit the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry in St Petersburg, Russia. Every plant breeder or geneticist knows of Nikolai Vavilov and his ceaseless energy in collecting important food crop varieties from all over the globe, and his application of … Continue reading The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science
IAF technology for high temperature fats recovery
A flotation cell that allows fats and solids recovery in high temperature applications will be featured at FoodPro 2017.
The future of solar energy in Australia
Solgen Energy Group’s executive general manager David Naismith talks about renewable energy, the solar industry and the challenges associated with the growing solar power storage sector. Could you tell us more about Solgen’s business direction here in Australia and what are your plans for your customers here? David Naismith: Solgen Energy Group is a leading solar … Continue reading The future of solar energy in Australia
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian
While the veggie patty is not going to totally replace lamb, chicken or beef as Aussie staples any time soon, the number of Australians identifying as a vegetarian is rising steadily.
Scientists have unlocked the secret of making tomatoes taste of something again
If you shop in a supermarket you may well have asked why the fruit and veg you buy there is so tasteless, especially if you’ve also tried homegrown alternatives.
Food security: we throw away a third of the food we grow – here’s what to do about waste
In the UK, roughly a third of the food grown in the field never actually makes into anybody’s mouth. For every three pigs raised on a farm, the equivalent of one will ultimately be sent to landfill. A third of all apples, perfectly good for consumption, will somehow be discarded. The message is simple: we … Continue reading Food security: we throw away a third of the food we grow – here’s what to do about waste