Sweet opportunity for Australian exotic mushroom growers
Queensland’s sugar cane industry already produces around 95% of Australia’s sugar – but thanks to a new collaboration facilitated by CSIRO, it’s also fertile ground for home-grown exotic Asian mushrooms.
Soil data to help sustainably grow our food into the future
Soil is at the centre of our lives – it’s keeping us alive, literally! So it’s important we look after the soil that looks after us. A big part of that is access to quality soil data. A new collaborative initiative, the Australian National Soil Information System (ANSIS), is aiming to do just that – provide online access to shared, nationally consistent soil data and information. ANSIS will give us a better understanding of our soils, enabling us to better manage them.
Bran is good, Big Bran is better. A rice with bigger bran for multiple micronutrients
In a world where nutrient deficiencies are common and food costs are rising, could a healthier form of rice be a solution?
Proteins of the future: using precision fermentation to develop new ingredients
How do we produce more protein to feed more people in a more sustainable way? One innovative technique that has emerged as a potential frontrunner in Australia is precision fermentation.
Nitrogen for nothing and your protein for free
Nitrogen is key to producing the world’s crops – but it comes at a cost. New research from CSIRO is developing future crops that produce their own fertiliser.
White flesh fish a sustainable option to strengthen Australia’s aquaculture production
You can walk into any local supermarket and buy Australian produced Atlantic salmon. But why is this not the case for white flesh fish?