Food

Australia could be a leading supplier of sustainably manufactured products across a range of industries by expanding its local precision fermentation capabilities.

Different cowpea varieties.

Cowpea is a staple food in many African countries. However, its production is under constant threat from pests. Biotechnology has solved one of the problems, and a solution to another problem is on the way.

Sunrise over a field of canola

Overseas demand for more sustainable food is a high value opportunity for Australian agribusinesses. Research is looking at how we can capture that opportunity.

A basket of vegetables

Research is looking into the potential for individuals to follow diets that are both sustainable and healthy, as well as exploring what challenges we face in doing that.

New research has found gluten-like proteins in ryegrass, which might – or might not – be a problem for people with gluten intolerance.

Longtail tuna fish in a basket

New DNA and microchemistry analysis reveals multiple populations among the Indian Ocean’s tunas and will underpin improved fisheries management.

In the not too distant future agricultural systems will have to produce sufficient and nutritious food and fibre with fewer […]

Digital decision-support tools are now deployed in many aspects of agronomy, but how about for the management of weeds, pests and diseases?

Effective chemical options for pest control in several agricultural industries may be substantially reduced in the future. A change in thinking will be needed throughout the supply chain.