Dr Hoan Dinh, AusAID scholar and PhD student at the University of Sydney, found and defined the sequence of a gene responsible for leaf rust resistance in barley.
The finding, which was published in the journalNature Communicationslast month, will help protect cereal crops such as wheat and barley against fungal rust – a disease that decreases global food production by at least 10%.
The insight will help researchers better develop varieties with longer-lasting rust resistance, which in turn would help increase agricultural productivity.
Extracta has developed innovative technology and processes that harness the goodness from fresh crop waste, transforming it into high-quality natural ingredients suitable for a range of uses – from nutraceuticals and cosmetics to food products.
These innovations not only help to minimise crop waste for Australian agriculture businesses but also introduce exciting new ‘value-add’ natural ingredients for manufacturers to meet increasing consumer demand for natural products and ingredients.
All of that by keeping the logistical footprint to a minimum by relocating the processing plant to where the masses of processable materials are located.
New South Wales-based tech company InvertiGro has won the Food Agritech category at the InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence for its novel and innovative solution to the world’s global food security struggles.InvertiGro's modular sealed grow cubes can be installed almost anywhere: from inner-city basements and car parks to warehouses in remote rural locations, without costly building modifications. Internally, they can be configured, and easily reconfigured, to deliver the optimal growing conditions and resource efficiencies for a wide variety of crops including food, fibres, fodder and medicinal plants.https://www.innovationaus.com/vertical-farm-business-invertigro-scores-food-agritech-award/
Vow has just landed significant investment ($49.2m) to take their cell-based technology to the next level. Cell based tech is one of the solutions to
create meat from the cells of animals.A NSW based company in growth mode https://www.vowfood.com/