Research resources

Improving the efficiency and sustainability of food systems is of critical importance to every nation and society. We are collecting information resources from leading entities working on the challenge, both in Australia and globally. We hope that you find this curated content useful.

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Policy brief: Connecting food systems for co-benefits: How can food systems combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals?This publication examines how food systems can combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals.PublicationFood systemshttps://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/387070/policy-brief-31-austria-eng.pdf
Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia (Volumes 1 and 2)ICHEME has released two volumes of case studies detailing research from around Australia that demonstrates the positive impact of chemical engineering on health, safety and sustainability.PublicationGreen chemistry, Product innovationhttps://www.icheme.org/about-us/icheme-worldwide/australia/chemical-engineering-impact-in-australia/
How many people can Australia feed?Could Australia double the number of people it feeds by 2061? The Conversation says yes, provided we adopt three strategies: increase productivity, reduce food waste and eat more sustainably.ArticleFuture crops, Sustainable developmenthttps://theconversation.com/how-many-people-can-australia-feed-76460
Food, Planet, Health: Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food SystemsThe global adoption of healthy diets from sustainable food systems would safeguard our planet and improve the health of billions, argues the EAT-Lancet Commission in this compelling report.ReportFuture crops, Precision nutrition, Sustainable development, Water efficiencyhttps://www.futurefoodsystems.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/EAT-Lancet_Commission_Summary_Report.pdf
AgriFoodTech 2020 Mid-Year Investment ReviewAgFunder's mid-year review of agrifood-tech investment in 2020 takes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic into account.ReportAdvanced food manufacturing, Next gen facilities, Precision nutrition, Product innovationhttps://agfunder.com/research/agrifoodtech-2020-midyear-investment-review/
Food and Agribusiness Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), 2020FIAL's SCP roadmap details the inputs and outputs needed to achieve its vision for Australia's food and agribusiness sector. ReportIndustry precincts, Integrated planning, Path to market, Product innovation, Sustainable development
The Changing Landscape of Protein Production: Opportunities and challenges for Australian agricultureThe expanding plant-based protein industry could unlock opportunities for Australian agrifood producers, contends this February 2020 report.PublicationAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.agrifutures.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/20-001.pdf
Hungry for Plant-Based: Australian Consumer InsightsThis 2019 consumer survey examines the factors driving an expected rise in demand for plant-based foods and alternative proteins across Australia in coming years.PublicationAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.foodfrontier.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hungry-For-Plant-Based-Australian-Consumer-Insights-Oct-2019.pdf
‘Alternative Proteins: The Race for Market Share Is On.’In this recent report, McKinsey & Co. survey future opportunities and likely market share for the array of alternative proteins on the market and in development.ArticleAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Path to market, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.mckinsey.com/industries/agriculture/our-insights/alternative-proteins-the-race-for-market-share-is-on
Plant-Based Meat Mind Maps: An Exploration of Options, Ideas and IndustryAn array of new products formulated to mimic beef, chicken and pork, use plant protein – typically, extracts from soy or pea – as their base ingredientsArticleAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.gfi.org/files/PBMap.pdf
‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat.'According to this 2019 Barclays report, alternative proteins could capture 10 per cent of the global meat market by 2030 and be worth a cool US$85 billion.SurveyAdvanced food manufacturing, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://eu16.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#1t000000wCuV/a/1t000000Xg33/q3Bm_z_oiIm8K7s4mnGLApU.WpmqvU6rEsBaiqGRob4
Capturing the Prize: The A$200 billion opportunity in 2030 for the Australian food and agribusiness sectorThis report from the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, FIAL, identifies 19 opportunities that could boost the value-addition capability of Australia's agrifood sector to $200b+ p.a. by 2030.ReportAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Next gen facilities, Precision nutrition, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.futurefoodsystems.com.au/resource/capturing-the-prize-the-a200-billion-opportunity-in-2030-for-the-australian-food-and-agribusiness-sector/
Gut Microbiome: Best PracticesThis discussion, part of North America’s NUTRITION 2020 conference, is focused on recent developments in our understanding of the human gut microbiome.WebinarAdvanced food manufacturing, Precision nutrition, Product innovationhttps://youtu.be/HwcCy3qJIMc?t=9
Alternative proteins and the future of meatIn this short and pithy video, four experts from global marketing company McKinsey share their views and forecasts about the evolving meat and protein market. VideoAdvanced food manufacturing, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://youtu.be/gyDFrFOFLx4
Could Alternative Proteins be a Solution to Fight Climate Change?This lively panel discussion about actual and potential alternative sources of protein formed part of the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019.VideoAdvanced food manufacturing, Future crops, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://youtu.be/HVJQlbIsWNU
The Circular Economy – An explainerThis comprehensive report gives an overview of the circular economy concept, discussing recent research and developments in the circular-economy space and challenges to its implementation.ReportIntegrated planning, Renewable energy, Sustainable development, Water efficiencyhttps://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/publications/research-papers/download/36-research-papers/13880-the-circular-economy-an-explainer
Light‐limited photosynthesis under energy‐saving film decreases eggplant yieldLight‐limited photosynthesis under energy‐saving film decreases eggplant yieldPaperFuture crops, Next gen facilities, Quality control, Water efficiencyhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/doSearch?AllField=Light%E2%80%90limited+photosynthesis+under+energy%E2%80%90saving+film+decreases+eggplant+yield
Game-changing ‘nutritional fingerprinting’ researchGame-changing ‘nutritional fingerprinting’ research enables accurate early intervention to combat world’s costliest diseasesPaperPrecision nutritionhttps://www.futurefoodsystems.com.au/byte/game-changing-nutritional-fingerprinting-research-enables-accurate-early-intervention-to-combat-worlds-costliest-diseases/
CSIRO Futures, Food and Agribusiness: A Roadmap for unlocking value-adding growth opportunities for AustraliaCSIRO Futures' Roadmap for unlocking value-adding growth opportunities for Australian Food and Agribusinesses.ReportPath to market, Product innovationhttps://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Futures/Reports/Ag-and-Food/Food-and-Agribusiness-Roadmap
Identifying unknown metabolites using NMR-based metabolic profiling techniquesIdentifying unknown metabolites using NMR-based metabolic profiling techniquesArticleAdvanced food manufacturing, Precision nutritionhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41596-020-0343-3
Maridulu Budyari Gumal : The SphereSPHERE: Working together for good health and wellbeingArticleFuture crops, Integrated planning, Precision nutrition, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.futurefoodsystems.com.au/maridulu-budyari-gumal-sphere-bridging-the-health-care-gap-for-indigenous-australians/
Food and Agribusiness: A Roadmap for unlocking value-adding growth opportunities for AustraliaCSIRO's roadmap, detailing the way forward for Australia's food and agribusiness sector if it is to realise its full potential and identifying five key 'growth enablers'.ReportPath to market, Product innovationhttps://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Futures/Reports/Ag-and-Food/Food-and-Agribusiness-Roadmap
Size of the Prize: An Overview of 16 Opportunities for Australian Food & AgribusinessesFIAL's Overview of 16 Opportunities for Australian Food & AgribusinessesReportFuture crops, Industry precincts, Integrated planning, Path to market, Precision nutrition, Product innovation, Sustainable developmenthttps://www.fial.com.au/blogs/post/size-of-the-prize-an-overview-of-16-opportunities-for-australian-food-agribusinesses