Construction has begun on WAFIP, which will include an advanced food-manufacturing facility and food science, processing and educational facilities. The CRC will work with its WA partners to deliver R&D services within the precinct.
The focus of the Food in the Capital conference, held over two days in October 2020 and May 2021, was on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology will play in helping Canberra to become a fully sustainable city.
The world’s first clear solar glass greenhouse is up and running at Murdoch University’s grains research precinct. Renowned geneticist Professor Chengdao Li and his team will use the facility to develop new breeding technologies for use in commercial cropping.
The Territory Labor Government will invest $8.5m over five years with the federally-funded Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to fast-track manufacturing innovation projects – including agribusiness-related projects – across Australia’s Top End
A new report pinpoints five ‘future forces’ likely to impact Australia’s agriculture sector and agrifood supply chains over the next 10 years, extrapolating seven plausible 2031 scenarios as food for thought and for constructive, change-oriented conversations.
If Canberra and the ACT backed the development of sustainable local food production and urban farming systems, the region could become a leader in urban agriculture and in meeting our emissions targets, contends Regional Development Australia ACT CEO Michael Claessens.
The idea of ordering slaughter-free authentic meat is becoming a reality, says Professor Johannes le Coutre, a food scientist from UNSW Sydney’s School of Chemical Engineering.
In this useful report, QUT’s Randall McHugh explores the pros and cons of specialist industry clusters, and examines the potential benefits to our agrifood sector of clustering in locations well suited to agrifood operations..
In a paper just published in Critical Reviews in Food Science, researchers from UNSW Sydney’s School of Chemical Engineering. review the literature on functional attributes of plant-derived proteins and explore how these might be improved by inducing a partial Maillard reaction and subsequent conjugation.
A new research and innovation hub, based at Charles Darwin University and with nodes in Katherine, Alice Springs, Broome and Perth, will help Northern Australia’s producers and communities prepare for and respond to drought.