Rebuilding the global economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic offers us the chance to revamp our dysfunctional food systems, making them more resilient, sustainable, healthy and equitable, say three IMF bloggers.
Genentech is using big data, digital health tools and sophisticated analytics to improve individuals’ access to ‘life-altering, biomarker-driven therapies’, opening the door to safer, more effective medical treatments.
Australia’s national science organisation, CSIRO, has announced that it will be moving several of its divisions to the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority’s planned Agribusiness Precinct, to be sited alongside the new, curfew-free international airport.
Western Sydney Aerotropolis’s planned Integrated Logistics Hub, part of the new Agribusiness Precinct, will deliver ‘a multi-modal supply chain solution for the Aerotropolis, Greater Sydney and regional NSW’, says WCAA.
Northern Australia’s aquaculture industry is forecast to grow fivefold and exceed $1.34 billion in value by 2030 – if industry players collaborate to surmount challenges and seize opportunities, states a new report from CRCNA.
“It is cellular agriculture that will enable us one day to eat meat without having to kill an animal,” says recently arrived UNSW Professor Johannes le Coutre, who will lead the university’s research into this exciting emerging field.
Interviewed by New Scientist, the acclaimed filmmaker is calm in the face of the coronavirus pandemic but expresses dismay at the state of the Earth – and offers suggestions on redressing the balance, including advice for food producers.