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From 1 July 2018, Australian businesses will be required by law to affix new, detailed country of origin labelling to all 'priority' foods, with the government ramping up efforts to promote the new CoOL system to producers and consumers ahead of the mandatory adoption date.
Co-developed by researchers at CSIRO and the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the cutting-edge 'lab-on-a-glove' can instantly detect potentially lethal nerve agents organophosphates, present in chemical weaponry and in many agricultural pesticides.
Aussie livestock farmers need to understand and implement Livestock Production Assurance requirements to ensure food safety along the supply chain.
PhD student Giana Bastos Gomes is using a $44,000 government award to fine-tune a new, low-cost on-farm digital device for early detection of the waterborne fish parasites that currently cost the global aquaculture sector 40% of its stock.
Pioneering work on pest treatment from Queensland researchers has opened up the lucrative Chinese market to the state’s nectarine growers – and potentially, to fruit and vegie growers across Australia.
Global climate change is altering the world’s oceans in many ways. Some impacts have received wide coverage, such as shrinking Arctic sea ice, rising sea levels and ocean warming. However, as the oceans warm, marine scientists are observing other forms of damage.
The latest step in Horticulture Innovation Australia’s plan to invest in long-term strategic cross-industry R&D is the formation of specialist panels to drive and guide investment in four areas: health, nutrition and food safety; ‘green cities’; Asian markets; and industry development.
Fonterra Australia and fast-growing organic baby-food company Bellamy’s Australia Ltd have announced plans to enter into a long-term strategic partnership to manufacture new baby nutritional powders to meet growing global demand for premium infant formula.
If you thought field robotics was a niche ag-industry, think again. A Japanese horticultural firm is developing the world’s first fully automated farm, a large-scale indoor facility expected to churn out 30,000 clean, green lettuce heads a day, while dramatically cutting input costs.
Which nations are best positioned to profit from the worldwide trend towards buying ‘organic’? The answers, as detailed in a new global report, might surprise you.