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Record-breaking season for SproutX

Record-breaking season for SproutX

On 19 April 2018, Melbourne-based SproutX ag-tech accelerator hub announced this year’s cohort of 19 start-ups – making it the world’s most active ag-tech investor.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 19th May 2018
Australian Government pledges $51.3m for ag counsellors to speed access to key export markets

Australian Government pledges $51.3m for ag counsellors to speed access to key export markets

The Australian Government has announced more than $50m in funding for agricultural counsellors to help pave the way for Aussie food and beverage exporters in key markets from the EU to Latin America and emerging Asian nations.
AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2018
World’s largest food transporter to support agrifood-tech start-ups combating food loss

World’s largest food transporter to support agrifood-tech start-ups combating food loss

Transport-logistics giant Maersk and accelerator Rockstart urge ag-food-tech start-ups to apply for their month-long support program in Denmark this June, part of the companies' FoodTrack initiative, aimed at combating food loss across the perishables supply chain. Act fast: applications close 20 May.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th May 2018
The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

The secret agents protecting our crops and gardens

Currently, our main defence against crop pests is synthetic pesticides- but using them comes at a cost. By contrast, biological controls use pests' natural enemies, predators and parasitoids, to defeat them without collateral damage to beneficial insects or the environment.
The Conversation, Published 16th May 2018
Growers, get free sustainability support via the EnviroVeg Pilot Program

Growers, get free sustainability support via the EnviroVeg Pilot Program

Vegie-growers nationwide can access free training, industry and tech support in transitioning to sustainable farm management – and gain industry-recognised Freshcare environmental certification – by joining AUSVEG’s new EnviroVeg Pilot Program. Apply now.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 21st Apr 2018
SparkLabs' first intake of ag-tech start-ups join accelerator program at the GATE

SparkLabs' first intake of ag-tech start-ups join accelerator program at the GATE

The Australian arm of global tech accelerator and investor firm SparkLabs has announced its first cohort of start-ups for a seven-month accelerator program at the GATE, a DPI-backed ag-tech innovation hub launched recently in regional NSW.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Mar 2018
Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Double your harvests and cut water use with new rice variety

Australian scientists have bred a high-yielding, fast-maturing medium-grain rice variety that ups water efficiency by 10 percent and enables farmers to harvest two rice crops a year.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2018
Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health: here's what the science says

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health: here's what the science says

The World Health Organization recommends limiting “free sugars” to less than 10 percent of total energy intake – around 12 teaspoons daily for an average adult – but more than half of Aussie adults exceed this, often without knowing it.
Kieron Rooney, The University of Sydney, Published 12th Mar 2018
Australian Government backs manuka honey throwdown: is ours better than New Zealand’s?

Australian Government backs manuka honey throwdown: is ours better than New Zealand’s?

The Australian Government has pledged AU$165,000 in funds to get new markets abuzz about what the Australian Manuka Honey Association claims is the original and arguably, the best medicinal honey on Earth.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 10th Mar 2018
Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

Sustainable diets will remain a minefield until we change the way we approach food

It’s time to bring more voices to the table and take a system-wide approach to defining the collective roles and responsibilities of producers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers in delivering sustainable food.

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