Australians will be enjoying more Aussie-grown prawns this Christmas thanks to a new prawn health check developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. The new test uses CSIRO’s ‘Shrimp MultiPath’ technology, commercialised by Brisbane start-up company Genics, which spun-out of CSIRO to tackle the global challenge of food security and quality. It comes as the … Continue reading Prawn health check developed by CSIRO
There is a range of new technologies that are set to take the food and beverage industry by storm. We list what we believe will be the next big five technologies that will change the way food and bev does business. Shockwave Technology Being developed by Australia’s own CSIRO, shockwave technology is at proof-of-concept stage. … Continue reading Exploding meat and other new food technologies
African swine fever (ASF) is a fatal pig disease. And it’s on Australia’s doorstep with confirmation of outbreaks in Timor-Leste, 680 kilometres from northern Australia. The disease is found in sub-Saharan Africa and has been detected in countries in Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine. This year we have seen the disease sweep down through … Continue reading CSIRO working hard on African swine flu
In what’s believed will be a world first in agriculture, researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will use popular gaming platforms, sensor technologies and next-generation data interaction techniques to help prawn farmers make decisions in a bid to boost productivity. Water conditions in prawn ponds can quickly change from healthy to threatening in a … Continue reading Bringing gaming to farming: augmented reality in agriculture
Australia’s newest plant-based meat startup, v2food, has been launched via an innovative partnership between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures and Jack Cowin’s Competitive Foods Australia. v2food is a sustainable, plant-based alternative to meat. It looks like meat, cooks like meat and tastes like meat. It was formed by CSIRO’s Innovation Fund, managed by Main Sequence Ventures, … Continue reading v2food and CSIRO launch plant-based meat alternative
The CSIRO’s Ciara McDonnell talks about new technologies that are having an impact on the food industry. When people think of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO as it is affectionately known, most have images of boffins in white coats working in laboratories with Petri dishes, beakers and Bunsen burners busily inventing … Continue reading CSIRO: four new technologies for food processing
Plant-based protein, foods for health and wellbeing, premium products and other emerging food trends could be worth $25 billion by 2030, new analysis by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO predicts. Economists in CSIRO’s strategic advisory arm, CSIRO Futures, have released an economic valuation of the full range of opportunities identified in the 2017 CSIRO Food … Continue reading Plant-based protein worth $25 billion by 2030
A new research project could help red meat producers improve productivity and decrease greenhouse gas emissions by adding custom designed biochar to cattle and sheep rations. The project aims to define biochar production processes that will produce fit-for-purpose biochar for inclusion in ruminant feeds and then quantify and validate the effects on animal productivity and … Continue reading Project to improve red meat productivity and decrease emissions
Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, can now detect gluten in any food and show which grain it comes from, making it easier for food companies to correctly label their products. This National Science Week, they announce they have discovered a way to detect gluten in the less well-studied grain, rye, completing the ‘Grand … Continue reading Science can now detect gluten in any food
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.