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.
Australian plant-based meat product company v2food, a joint venture between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures and Hungry Jack’s franchisee Jack Cowin, has expanded its export reach into China. The company is now valued at more than half a billion dollars.
Innovative ag-tech start-up Air Protein is applying century-old tech and astronauts’ ideas to the challenge of making more (food) from less. In this case, a whole lot less.
Aided by Austrade, Dandenong, Victoria-based manufacturer Made Group has cracked the sophisticated and competitive Japanese beverage markets with its range of cold-pressed juices.
Despite reductions in export revenue, Australia’s supplements sector expanded during the pandemic, with firms pivoting to immunity products and finding new export markets.
All-Australian manufacturer McKenzie’s Foods has expanded its range of flours on the back of the pandemic-lockdown-related home baking boom and increasing health-consciousness in consumers.
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.