Australian truffle: truffle cultivation for industry expansion

Truffles are an expensive mushroom due to their distinctive taste and aroma. In Australia, the truffle industry relies on one species, which has a limited three-month season. The aim of this project is to assess two new truffle species for Australian conditions, including inoculation and cultivation techniques, environmental conditions (e.g., climate, growing medium, water), and suitable host trees (e.g., Pinus species).

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New future food protein production

The specific protein content of dairy and plant-based milks has a strong influence on their taste, mouthfeel, and health and nutritional properties. This commercial in-confidence project is exploring new healthy protein opportunities for expanding Sanitarium’s range of non-dairy, plant-based beverages. It is expected that this initial proof of concept project will lead to small-scale protein production.

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FoodSwitch Connect

FoodSwitch Connect is a web-based service that provides listings of vendors and their menu items. The vendors’ foods are being profiled and rated for their healthiness using FoodSwitch’s science-based algorithms, which is providing procurement teams the means to identify and source healthier foods for workplace catering

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