Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a smelting process to produce soluble phosphate for fertiliser from low value ores, eliminating hazardous waste and making production more economically and environmentally sustainable. Phosphate is a key ingredient in fertilisers and essential for plant health and growth. The AUD$73 billion global phosphate market continues to grow as … Continue reading Firing up phosphate production
New Zealand-based science and innovation company Plant & Food Research is establishing a base at the largest agricultural research and teaching hub in the Southern Hemisphere. The move into the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus in South Australia will give the company access to world-class facilities and drive research collaborations aimed at enhancing production, sustainability … Continue reading SA attracts NZ food research company
A $420,000 project funded by the federal government aims at expanding the aquaculture industry in northern Australia. The Northern Australian Aquaculture Industry Situational Analysis has been commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia. Over the next 12 months, researchers from James Cook University will work with the CSIRO, Blueshift Consulting, the Australian … Continue reading Federal funding announced for aquaculture development in northern Australia
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO and rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) today launched an innovative new platform that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud-based geospatial technology to deliver reliable, independent and robust farm data and analytics. The Rural Intelligence Platform is the first ever software to comprehensively assess and monitor rural land … Continue reading New analytics platform to help future-proof farms
New research led by University of Illinois with CSIRO, the International Food Policy Research Institute and others shows that unless we act now in making vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and pulses more available and affordable, serious micronutrient inadequacies will persist globally along with continued undernutrition in the poorest regions of the world. An analysis of … Continue reading Diets lacking in essential vitamins and minerals
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has launched a new Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health program. The diet comes off the back of growing research linking the importance of gut health during weight loss. According to a new CSIRO report, Gut Health and Weight Loss, people who are overweight or obese are more likely to … Continue reading CSIRO launches gut health diet to tackle obesity
Scientists have found the eating quality of tough cuts of meat like shank, silverside and chuck steak can be improved using shockwave technology. The technology – hydrodynamic pressure processing – is the application of mechanical pressure pulses in a large water tank. The tenderisation process is instant. CSIRO research leader for food transformation Dr Roman … Continue reading Shockwave technology tenderises meat and improves cheaper cuts
Our favourite burger, pizza and meat pie may need a re-think after new research by CSIRO shows Australians are not eating the right types, or the right quantity of protein for healthy weight loss. The analysis from the CSIRO Healthy Diet Score survey, Australia’s largest nutrition study of almost 200,000 adults, showed people with low-quality … Continue reading More protein doesn’t mean healthier diet: CSIRO survey
Smartphone apps could be key to addressing Australia’s significant under-consumption of vegetables, especially with men and people who are overweight or obese.
The hybridisation of two of the world’s major pest species into a new and improved mega-pest threatens crops such as corn, cotton, tomato and soybean.
Platypus milk has taken a closer to being used to fight superbugs and save lives, thanks to a team of researchers at CSIRO working with Deakin University.
Working with CSIRO and FIAL, a NSW farming family is vertically integrating and turning an ancient grain into marketable food products.
RNA interference has given the world potatoes that don’t go brown, animal feed that’s easier to digest, safflower with high oil content and more.
Eating more protein, especially at breakfast, could be the key to achieving healthy weight loss, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is part of an international team that has developed a new type of wheat with 10 times the amount of fibre of regular wheat.
Wine Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have signed a five-year $37 million co-investment agreement that covers research and development.
A CSIRO report has analysed the five main diet related personality types to gain a comprehensive picture of why people find it hard to maintain a healthy diet.
Australia’s agriculture sector will benefit from the use of the latest digital technology including drones and long-range sensors as part of a new industry partnership. Agribusiness, Ruralco, has linked up with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop data-driven solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Around $1.5 billion is invested each … Continue reading Drone and sensor technology coming to Australian farming
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
CSIRO has released its Food & Agribusiness Roadmap, charting a course for products, technology and innovation to secure future success in the sector.