A Mid North Coast pick-your-own fruit farm hit by a lockdown-linked lack of visitors has saved truckloads of strawberries by paying a local contract manufacturer to turn them into 25,000 jars of jam.
In the lead-up to its inaugural Food Systems Summit, scheduled for September 2021, the United Nations is gathering input from a broad array of stakeholders to flesh out the Summit agenda. The Summit focus is on developing more resilient, sustainable and equitable global food systems.
Whether the primary produce was bees, berries, bovine products or beer, these forward-thinking agrifood-related Gippsland-based businesses thought outside the box to add value and expand their markets.
The Australian Government introduced game-changing waste management legislation into Parliament this week with the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020.
A new Fight Food Waste CRC project will explore the potential for turning green banana waste into high-nutrient, high-value horse feed.
A new study has found that food losses resulting from cold-food-chain deficiencies cost nearly $4 billion p.a. in farm-gate value. The solution, contends AFCCC chair Mark Mitchell, lies in transparency and cooperation.
Keen to become a zero-waste operation, Australia’s largest commercial cumquat growers began processing on-farm. Now, they don’t just sell fresh cumquats; they use every part of the fruit bar its seeds to create high-value gourmet products.
Feeding a post-pandemic world without destroying it requires rethinking our food production systems, re-evaluating the economics of overconsumption and facing up to the real costs of food waste, contends GIFT CEO Chandran Nair.
The CRC Association’s directory of CRC and CRC-P responses to COVID-19 includes initiatives to speed recovery, build a more sustainable society and position us to respond effectively to future challenges.
A specialty flour made of spent grain from the beer-brewing industry that would otherwise have been wasted netted Byron Bay-based start-up Grainstone an innovation award at last year’s Global Table and funding from the Fight Food Waste CRC.