Managing director of the Australian Wine Institute, Dan Johnson says that while other nations in the biotechnology scene may be willing to take the lead in GM wine production, Australia is happy to take a back seat.
The Southern Forests Food Council, (SFFC) a marketing collective based in the Shire of Manjimup, Western Australia is targeting Singapore as a key market to export its premium quality produce.
In an effort to secure higher margins and greater financial security, organic farmers in the UK are said to be moving towards the food manufacturing sector.
Animal welfare group, Animals Australia has released a set of videos that encourage consumers to purchase cage free eggs with the help of high profile comedians including Arj Barker, Peter Rowsthorn of Kath and Kim fame, Mick Malloy and Carl Barron.
Global GM giant Monsanto, has lodged an application with the office of the Gene Technology Regulator for a licence to sell a new genetically modified canola crop in Australia.
Global dairy prices have dropped overnight to represent the lowest levels in nine months.
NASAA has secured approval from Chinese regulators for its certification arm, NASAA Certified Organic, to inspect organic operations within Australia for export to China.
Australian Bananas has teamed up once again with NRL player Billy Slater in its latest advertising campaign.
Vietnam’s CT Group hopes to become the world’s biggest exporter of dragon fruit, and has plans to grow up to 10,000 hectares of the fruit in the Northern Territory.
Beekeepers are being encouraged to vote on a proposed increase to a honey levy which funds a surveillance program designed to keep pest bees and bee pests out of Australia.
According to the United Nations, world food prices have jumped by 2.6 percent in February, representing the sharpest incline since mid 2012.
Northcliffe-based dairy, Bannister Downs, is working on a $12 million automatic milking operation that is expected to be the most modern robot dairy in Australia.
Mining tycoon Andrew Forrest and Australian agribusiness Elders are pursuing a deal to further open up live cattle exports to China.
Peak body for the dried fruits industry, Dried Fruits Australia has urged Sunbeam Foods to review its prices, sighting that they have either remained stagnant or have become worse than last year.
Peak lobby group, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s Food to Asia Action Plan.
According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), agricultural exports to China have doubled in five years to represent $7.3b in 2013.
The landmark case involving Steve Marsh, a Western Australian farmer who has accused his neighbour, Michael Baxter of contaminating his farm with genetically modified canola has wrapped up in the state’s Supreme Court, however the final verdict is not expected to be handed down for another few months.
Farming is not traditionally a business that works together with mining, but Northparkes Mines is putting in the effort to show how wrong that can be.
Australian Agricultural Company Limited’s chief operating officer, Troy Setter, is leaving the company and taking on a position at rival firm, Consolidated Pastoral Company.
It was only a few weeks ago that the future of Australia’s last remaining fruit and vegetable processor, SPC Ardmona, was in doubt.