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New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Dec 2017
 AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

AU$10m in grant funds to flow to Australia’s wine tourism sector

The Australian Government has committed AU$10m in grant funding to help boost wine tourism Down Under by 40,000 people by 2019-20. Need funds get your ‘wine experience’ idea up and running? Apply to Wine Australia by 02 March 2018.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Dec 2017
Organic farming could play a key role in sustainable food security, finds FiBL

Organic farming could play a key role in sustainable food security, finds FiBL

A recent study from The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Europe has concluded that organic farming methods could feed 9.5+billion people sustainably by 2050 if we did less of just two other things.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 14th Dec 2017
Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific Island fish migrating to cooler seas

Many Pacific Island countries and territories will lose 50 to 80 percent of marine species by the end of the 21st century if climate change and global warming continue unchecked, reports a new study published in the November issue of Marine Policy.
Magali Reinert, SciDev.Net, Published 8th Dec 2017
Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

Ceres guides food-sector investors on sustainability-related risks

A new investor guide from global sustainability non-profit Ceres is a timely reference as sustainability resolution filings with food companies rise, reflecting mounting pressure from shareholders to address the social and environmental risks of bringing major ag commodities to market.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 1st Dec 2017
Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

Good news for nut producers – and consumers: the findings of a new, large-scale study suggest that eating a serving of nuts just once or twice a week can cut your risk of developing cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases significantly.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 30th Nov 2017
TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

TraNSIT logistics tool: saving time, fuel and up to 40% of Australian farmers’ transport costs

The Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool, developed by CSIRO scientists, generates optimal transport routes for agriculture, making it faster, simpler and cheaper to deliver ag commodities and informing major infrastructure planning.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 29th Nov 2017
CSIRO's new Food Loss Bank seeks input from broccoli, apple and almond industries

CSIRO's new Food Loss Bank seeks input from broccoli, apple and almond industries

CSIRO’s Food Loss Bank project, launched in August 2017, aims to help Australia turn substantial pre-retail food losses into novel food-product gains. Growers, processors, shippers and distributors from selected horticultural industries can help by completing the project’s online survey now.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Nov 2017
6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study

6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study

Eating just a cup of mixed salad a day could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 percent, finds a new study by Western Australian researchers, with high-nitrate vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, and celery topping the list of beneficial produce.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Nov 2017
Hemp seed can now be sold as a food in Australia (and it’s super-good for you)

Hemp seed can now be sold as a food in Australia (and it’s super-good for you)

From 12 November 2017, changes to Australia's Food Standards Code will permit the sale of low-psychoactive hemp seed as a food product. Jurisdictions will now need to amend their legislation to support the legal sale of low-THC hemp-seed foods.
Rachel Burton, University of Adelaide, Published 16th Nov 2017

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