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Robots: boosting efficiency and safety for small manufacturers
Industrial robots have long excelled at the kind of manually repetitive tasks that employees can find undesirable.
Taylors exports environmental awareness with 80 Acres wine
Taylors Wines is the first winery in the world to have one of its lines certified as 100 percent carbon neutral.
Because we can, does it mean we should? The ethics of GM foods
In this fourth instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Christopher Mayes examines ethical issues surrounding GM foods.
Safety first – assessing the health risks of GM foods
In this third instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – Ashley Ng explains how GM foods are determined safe to eat.
Setting the standards: who regulates Australian GM food?
David Tribe walks us through the bodies responsible for GM policy and oversight.
GM techniques: from the field to the laboratory
Genetic modification (GM) sounds very laboratory-based – people in white coats inserting and deleting but the vast majority of GM work was completed in the field through selective breeding.
FSANZ to examine safety of food contact materials: AFGC
Consumer concerns surrounding the migration of chemicals from packaging into food have highlighted a gap in food safety regulations.
Beating the drought and the duopoly: Impi Citrus
“We even get worried about the Japanese whaling thing, because Japan is Australia’s largest market for citrus,” says Impi Citrus’ Ben Cant.
Packaging design: what does the future hold?
While packaging design has always been a fascinating creative discipline, its future promises to be even more exciting and complex.
A fresh approach to food processing
Dealing with and handling fresh produce presents a unique challenge to logistics and supply companies.
Supermarket wars – a tale of the Australian duopoly
As an industry, the Australian grocery scene reads like a twisted schoolyard rivalry.
Exports and independence crucial to dairy farmers’ future: Grant Thornton
Tony Pititto, national head of food and beverages at Grant Thornton discusses what mid-sized dairy suppliers can do to help their business.
As India and China transform, Australian manufacturers must follow
As Australia laments the decline of its manufacturing sector, China is actively taking steps to accelerate its move up the value chain.
Adding GST to fresh food is a recipe for poor health
Recent calls by Australian government ministers and senior officials to broaden the goods and services tax (GST) base to include fresh fruit and vegetables would make the population’s diet go from bad to worse.
CSIRO cuts ‘will rob Australian industry of research expertise’
The federal government’s cuts to CSIRO will make it more difficult for the organisation to fill the research and development gap left by Australian businesses, according to CSIRO chairman Simon McKeon.
The 11 ‘easies’ of Retail Ready Packaging
Some of you might be familiar with the five easies of RRP, but you might not be aware that there are a few other principles to follow in order to keep consumers and retails on-side.
Track and trace – the benefits of global standards
GS1 Australia’s Andrew Steele reports on the importance of traceability standards in food manufacturing.
ACCC signals strategic change in battle with supermarkets
The corporate regulator’s ongoing battle with the major supermarket chains took an interesting twist on Monday when it alleged that Coles had engaged in unconscionable conduct against various small suppliers.
Packaging secrets and sins: Q&A with Gwen Blake
Great packaging can be the difference between success and failure, says Gwen Blake, managing director of Boxer and Co and author of Packaging a Punch.
Alcohol tax reform: a minimum price is in the public interest
For some years now, it’s been clear that an overhaul of alcohol taxes is sorely needed. But governments have baulked at taking their own advice and have instead sent out for yet more guidance.