Food

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.

In a world where nutrient deficiencies are common and food costs are rising, could a healthier form of rice be a solution?

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.

CSIRO Agriculture and Food Director Dr Michael Robertson discusses the trends and research opportunities shaping the industry’s future.

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.

You can walk into any local supermarket and buy Australian produced Atlantic salmon. But why is this not the case for white flesh fish?

3D printed foods on a plate

3D printing is opening up a whole world of new food product opportunities.

Different types of protein

A new CSIRO report shows how Australia can capture an extra $13 billion by producing the world’s future protein.

Supermarket shelves in fresh produce section

Australia has an enviable reputation as a world-class food producer. Digital transformation of the country’s food supply chain will enable automated compliance. It will also provide deep analytics to enhance food safety and quality.