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Australian scientists make world’s strongest material from air and soybean oil

Australian scientists make world’s strongest material from air and soybean oil

CSIRO scientists in Sydney, Australia have developed a way to create graphene cheaply and simply using soybean oil and O2. Their innovative GraphAir technology also works with oil-based food waste.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 3rd Nov 2017
Product innovation in horticulture: InfoVeg podcast

Product innovation in horticulture: InfoVeg podcast

In this information-packed podcast from AUSVEG's InfoVeg Radio, first aired in September 2017, researchers and growers talk about value-adding innovations in horticulture including new product and packaging solutions, post-harvest technology and management, branding and marketing solutions.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 3rd Nov 2017
Vast vertical farms growing much, much more with less

Vast vertical farms growing much, much more with less

AeroFarms' US$30m horticulture facility in Newark, NJ, uses no soil, pesticides or fertilisers, 95% less water than an equivalent outdoor farm – and far fewer ‘food miles’, being little more than a salad’s-toss from one of the western world’s biggest cities. It's one of a growing number of urban vertical farms around the world.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 2nd Nov 2017
Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

Plant Innovation Centre to bolster Australia’s biosecurity

With passenger and cargo arrivals expected to near-double by 2050, Australia is preparing for a biosecurity assault, launching an R&D facility near Melbourne’s international airport to develop innovations that safeguard plant biosecurity.
AgInnovators, Published 2nd Nov 2017
Sweet smell of success: British teen wins UK-wide comp with novel food-product concept

Sweet smell of success: British teen wins UK-wide comp with novel food-product concept

Could the world’s next big diet aid be scratch’n’sniff strawberries? British teenager Isabel Hyde, winner of RB's Future of Science challenge, will spend the next few years in a state-of-the-art new research hub in Hull, finding out.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 21st Oct 2017
Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 2017
Even 1°C of global warming will reduce key crop yields significantly, say researchers

Even 1°C of global warming will reduce key crop yields significantly, say researchers

With each additional 1°C rise in global temperature, we can expect a 3.1 to 7.4 percent reduction in yields of the world’s four major food crops – corn, wheat, rice and soybeans – finds a broad meta-study of climate-change impact experiments, models and analyses.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 2017
Australia's $134m Smart Farms Program to facilitate sustainable ag practices

Australia's $134m Smart Farms Program to facilitate sustainable ag practices

The Australian Government has pledged $134m in funding over six years to Landcare’s new Smart Farms initiative, which aims to protect natural resources including soil, water vegetation and biodiversity through encouraging sustainable farming practices.
AgInnovators, Published 19th Oct 2017
Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

Back to the rootstock: Future Orchards walks

Local and international experts will helm Future Orchards’ spring workshops on evaluating pome-fruit rootstocks, scheduled for southern and northern growing regions in November.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Oct 2017
European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

European Commission gets serious about sustainable water use in agriculture

With pressure on this key resource increasing, the EC has committed to implementing short- and long-term actions to increase water-use efficiency by its ag sector.
AgInnovators, Published 6th Oct 2017

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