Food

Bag with lupin beans

Harnessing the power of protein from lupin has been a decades-long process, but it’s finally seeing the light.

Tractor in field harvesting carrots. Image by Kagome

It's a case of down the hatch instead of down the drain for carrot pulp thanks to a new way of using it for burger patties.

In a region long touted as a food bowl, our scientists are working on smart, sustainable options for northern Australia food production.

Robot hand decorating sweet cupcake with fresh cherry

In 20 years, will we swap beef for crickets, 3-D print food, or grow our leafy greens on vertical farms in our cities? And what will changes in our diet mean for Australia’s agrifood sector?

Fisherman with a pompano fish.

To meet growing consumer demand, CSIRO researchers are on the hunt for healthy and affordable protein sources from white flesh fish.

A selection of food

A growing population, resource constraints and the ‘flexitarian’ movement mean we need value-added premium protein sources to complement animal-derived protein production.

CSIRO research has found the seemingly impossible task of achieving sustainable nutrition is not as far-fetched as many think.

Sheep grazing a paddock at a mixed-enterprise farm.

The nutritional value of crop stubble for grazing sheep has been reassessed for the first time in 25 years. A new tool will also help farmers review their practices to get the most benefit.

Wide shot of a prawn trawler

An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.