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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
Queensland scientists save Cavendish banana from devastating Panama disease

Queensland scientists save Cavendish banana from devastating Panama disease

In a world-first field trial, QUT researchers have successfully developed and grown Cavendish banana cultivars that are resistant to virulent soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt TR4, also known as Panama disease. The finding is a global game-changer.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Nov 2017
Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Farmer-focused precision agronomy course aims to boost returns for NSW grain growers

Responding to industry demand, NSW DPI has developed a practical precision agronomy course that aims to help farmers use the latest digital technology to improve on-farm decision-making and boost their bottom lines.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Nov 2017
Aussie farmers join forces for (pooled) funds and profit

Aussie farmers join forces for (pooled) funds and profit

Keen to spread risk, split capital costs, negotiate better deals and boost your bottom line? The nationwide Farm Cooperatives and Collaborations Pilot Programme helps farmers join forces “to own and control more of the food supply chain themselves”.
AgInnovators, Published 11th Nov 2017

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