Announced on 10 March 2021, the federal government’s new Commercialisation Fund offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.
Australia’s longest-running biscuit manufacturer is diversifying into the lucrative snack foods and cereals space, forging a deal to buy a 75 per cent interest in local health-food manufacturer Diver Foods just two months after its purchase of Freedom Foods.
Peel Development Commission’s soon-to-be-published digital Peel Food and Beverage Capability Guide will promote an array of products unique to Western Australia’s bucolic Peel region.
In a recent Nature paper, researchers at Murdoch University’s Australian National Phenome Centre have found that incorporating ‘wrinkly’ peas into your diet could reduce your risk of diabetes.
A new Rabobank study shows that Australia is well placed to capitalise on the growing trend towards plant-based food – but that local processing capacity will be critical to our competitiveness in this space.
Australia’s national science organisation has teamed with national vegie producer Fresh Select to launch new food manufacturing company, Nutri V, which plans to process surplus fresh vegetables into powders, snack foods and more.
Queensland producer Stuart McGruddy has been awarded a Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship to explore how Australia’s berry industry can capitalise on the value-adding opportunities in freezing soft berry fruits.
FIAL has brought together experts and decision-makers from across the food and agribusiness value chain, including Future Food Systems CRC, to contribute to its Roadmap to 2030.
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.
Keen to differentiate themselves in the plant-proteins space, three entrepreneurial Aussies – a farmer, a chef and a former fashion-business owner – turned to fungi as a nutrition-packed alt-meat ingredient. That was just the start.