Food

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.

A picture of an Aboriginal woman's hands holding out 4 witjuti grubs (caterpillars)

New collaborations and First Nations co-developed initiatives can unlock the potential of the edible insect industry in Australia.

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 […]

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.

Covid-19 has shown us the fragility of our health, and the power of science to rapidly respond. Similar breakthroughs are waiting in the wings if a comparable disaster befell agriculture.

Crop dusting chemicals on to a field

Throughout human history, pests have greatly impacted agriculture and society through crop failure. In modern times, chemical solutions to the problem have been hit and miss.