A new national traceability program rolling out from July will help Australia’s food supply chains achieve end-to-end traceability and lift capability across the sector.
Its export and restaurant markets disrupted by COVID-19, MainStream Aquaculture accelerated plans to build a new customer base via direct sales. In the process, it has more than doubled retail sales of its premium ‘Infinity Blue’ barra.
Glasshouse producer-marketer Flavorite is emulating the European horticulture sector, growing cucumbers in high-tech glasshouses in a bid to bring year-round consistency to Australia’s cucumber supply chain.
As the world shifts to adapt to the new normal in the wake of the coronavirus, what makes producers continue supplying to retailers instead of adopting a direct-to-consumer approach?
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.
If all goes according to plan, the customisable electric utility-vehicle platform US-based, Amazon-backed automotive start-up Rivian is creating could be a game-changer for food supply chains worldwide.
While net importing countries such as Australia will be adversely impacted by disruptions to the seed supply chain caused by COVID-19 shutdowns across the APAC region, those with shorter, more streamlined supply chains will be better off.
Online ag-food supply-chain platform Lehe Food raised 400 million Yuan (US$56m) in its third round of funding, reflecting the rise of digital start-ups streamlining the journey from farm to fork.
China’s recent suspension of Australian meat exports highlights the need to improve supply-chain transparency and traceability, contends farmer and digital ag-tech entrepreneur Justin Webb in this opinion piece for AgFunder News.
According to data from the United States Pharmacopeia, the top three purchase criteria for dietary supplements among Chinese consumers are product quality (79 per cent), ingredient list (60%) and quality assurance seal (53%).