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‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

By changing the gene governing a single amino-acid in an oat enzyme, US and UK researchers have caused oat plants to produce new, potentially valuable natural compounds.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Dec 2016
New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Apr 2016
Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

UQ researchers working with the Indigenous custodians of NW Queensland’s Camooweal region have used nanofibres extracted from native spinifex grass to develop hair-thin latex condoms that pass the crucial ‘burst test’ – and could spark an outback ag industry potentially worth a bundle.
Merran White, Published 12th Feb 2016
Want harder, healthier, tastier nuts? Ask these Adelaide researchers how...

Want harder, healthier, tastier nuts? Ask these Adelaide researchers how...

Almond trees that fertilise themselves, resist disease and produce more, higher-nutrient, better-tasting nuts? Yes, it is possible, say Uni of Adelaide researchers – and the first such trees could be on the market by 2016.
Merran White, Published 26th Mar 2015
AgInnovators 5: Amazing bleeding veggie burger and more

AgInnovators 5: Amazing bleeding veggie burger and more

  Amish farmer revolutionising the sciene of no-spray farming Amish farmers are a natural fit for organic farming as they generally eschew modern technology and comforts for traditional methods.  While some still use...
Brian Houston, Published 24th Nov 2014
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