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Does it matter to you where the grain in your bread comes from?

If you drink single origin coffee are you also prepared to pay more for single origin bread?Most bread is made up of wheat that is aggregated in big stores and milled into a consistent product, largely for export markets. But one Australian baker is making a name for himself by producing bread with wheat or rye from a single farm.

Manufacturing hope for ugly vegetables

The Latrobe Valley could be the site for an innovative vegetable processing hub that will turn ugly produce destined for the trash heap into tasty treats and health products.

Export Council of Australia launches business survey

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has launched the 2018 edition of Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS). AIBS is a collaboration between the ECA, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic).

Healthy living dominates 2018 food and beverage trends, says Euromonitor

Euromonitor has predicted the eight most influential 'megatrends' to watch for in the food and beverage space in 2018, and healthy living dominates.

Sweet deal: Korea seizes on Aussie table grapes

AUSTRALIA’s table grape growers have received a major boost with Korea’s luxury retail chain Hyundai Department Store exclusively stocking Australian table grapes.

The Netherlands is making food out of your waste

First the Dutch introduced plastic-free aisles, and now they're showing – yet again – how they're nailing waste reduction.

delicious. Produce Awards 2018 State Winners Announced

See who made the cut for 2018's list of state winners.

$5.9m fund to tap into agricultural potential

Irrigated agricultural development has been given the opportunity to spread its roots and grow in the Pilbara with $5.9 million of State Government funding.

Agriculture blockchain startup BlockGrain raises $3.5 million in pre-sale after government softens “vibe” on ICOs

A blockchain startup that just months ago eschewed initial coin offerings (ICOs) due to there being a “number of unknowns” involved with the process has since changed its tune and is preparing to launch a $25 million raise at the end of this month.

Freedom's healthy agenda adding value to farm and food business

Already a big producer of plant-based beverages such as almond "milk", Freedom Foods Group pushes its growth agenda further next month when it launches long life dairy products to the domestic market under its Australia’s Own label.

How green is your bread?

Simple question: how green is your bread? No, we’re not asking how mouldy it is ( that’s another story). We’re talking about the environmental friendliness of a simple loaf of white bread...

Multi-billion-dollar potential for Western Australia's carbon farming industry

A new carbon farming pilot project across the Southern Rangelands could signal the start of a new multi-billion-dollar industry for Western Australian pastoralists.

Food in the 21st Century: Where we’re headed, according to Mintel

Keeping track of emerging food trends can be daunting, especially in an immediate, digital-centric environment, but there are a few constant principles to lean on in the increasingly cluttered, fragmented food and beverage market, according to Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation & insight at Mintel.

Fact not fad: Why the vegan market is going from strength-to-strength in Australia

Forget throwing burgers on the barbie, Aussie consumers’ desire for vegan products shows no sign of sizzling out with analysts highlighting the ongoing surge in sales and product launches.

NSW to host inaugural food expo in India

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that a NSW Food Expo will be held annually in India to showcase NSW food and beverage exporters to one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

New appointment and funding to drive national food waste strategy

Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) has announced the appointment of Genevieve Bateman as General Manager of Food Sustainability, a newly created position to support the implementation of Australia’s National Food Waste Strategy.

Six in ten Aussies buy organic: Inside the $2.4 billion industry

The organic food industry has burst onto the consumer scene in the last couple of years and new research released by Australia Organic suggest that it isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Reborn TPP good news for Australian wine and cheese makers

The Trans Pacific Partnership has been reborn as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Matthew McDonald examines the new agreement and what it means for our food and beverage industry.

Long-life Australian freeze-dried cheese the new 'space' snack

Crunchy cubes of freeze-dried cheddar cheese are appearing on supermarket shelves as snack food as an Australian processor tackles the problem of fresh food waste.

$24m boost for grains research in WA

The State Government yesterday unveiled a $24 million cash boost for grains industry research and development, marking an important step in keeping the industry competitive against the rising threat of Black Sea competition.

Azure IoT helping to create food factory of the future

Majans is aiming to create a ‘factory of the future’ and to this end is adopting Microsoft’s Azure IoT suite to streamline the Queensland-based snack food company's manufacturing processes.

Adelaide Hills Distillery wins at 2018 San Francisco Spirits Awards

Adelaide Hills Distillery secured multiple wins at the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Awards, with a Double Gold for ‘The Italian’ – Australian Aperitif, Gold Award for Something Wild Beverages Collaboration, Green Ant Gin; and a Silver for 78 Degrees gin.

Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Of mushrooms and men – why men are eating more veggies

Today we can do everything with our smartphones – we can work, watch TV on the go, do banking, order groceries, play games and manage our health. But how useful are they for helping us to keep tabs on our diet? Or better yet, getting us interested in eating more of the green good stuff?

Future Food Asia Award: Here are the 10 finalists competing for the US$100,000 prize

Ten agri tech and food tech start-ups from Australia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan are vying for US$100,000 in the second Future Food Asia award.

Funding for ag export counsellors

Funding for six agricultural counsellors to represent Australia in emerging export markets and work to improve market access was announced in the latest Federal Budget.

Australian Organic Market Report: Tasmania’s organic growth boom

DEMAND for organic food is soaring and more Tasmanian producers are getting on board.The latest Australian Organic Market Report says the overall industry is now worth $2.4 billion a year.

The importance of eco-friendly food packaging

While it's difficult for CPG companies to reduce excess packaging, shifting to more sustainable options appeals to today's more environmentally conscious consumers...

Rabobank recommendations to respond to dairy-free

Rabobank has said in a press release that dairy alternatives are on a rise as consumers are increasingly going dairy-free, particularly when it comes to fluid “milk” used on things like cereal or in coffees.

‘Innovation leadership is key’: Nestlé reorganises its R&D operations

Swiss food giant Nestlé is reorganising its research and development operations in a bid to further strengthen its innovation capabilities.

Australia explores noodle wheat options

OPPORTUNITIES for Australian noodle wheat growers in the Chinese market could be on the horizon, despite the obstacles presented by tariffs.

Four major food trends driving growth in China: Fonterra

Dairy giant Fonterra says four major trends are driving growth in China — and all of them are stemming from the nation's rapidly-growing middle class.

SA Shiraz wins top award at Vinexpo

A McLaren Vale Shiraz has beaten a strong field of French and international wines to win a special prize at the coveted Citadelle du Vin awards.

ASEAN’s growing middle class a top target for Aussie food and beverage businesses

South East Asia’s growing middle class and the ASEAN nations’ developing markets are attracting more Australian food and beverage businesses seeking commercial or investment opportunities.

Bundaberg gingerly involved in research program

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks is collaborating on the first ever ginger research and development program.

Experts share tips for adding value to crops

TASMANIAN vegetable growers will be the first to take part in a regional roadshow aiming to create new food product ideas to catch and keep consumer interest.

FII and ANSTO collaborate for broadacre crop fertiliser

Researchers from the Future Industries Institute (FII) at the University of South Australia are collaborating with a group of scientists at ANSTO to investigate a new class of micro and nano-scale zinc fertilisers for broad acre crops, such as wheat.

Food delivery apps used by more than two million Australians aged 14+ according to Roy Morgan

New research from Roy Morgan shows nearly 2 million Australians aged 14+ (9.8%) now use Uber Eats, Menulog/Eatnow.com.au, Deliveroo or one of the many other meal delivery services in an average three months.

Emerging Exporters program to take our products to the world

NINE businesses from the Toowoomba and Western Downs regions are set to learn the ins and out of exporting internationally as the first cohort in the Emerging Exporters Program.

Mars Australia flicks the switch to solar energy to deliver on its promise of becoming ‘Sustainable in a Generation’

Mars Australia announces it will be one of the first FMCG manufacturers in Australia to source the equivalent of 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

Global markets to see 200 per cent growth in online food shopping

New research launched today by research organisation IGD in association with The Consumer Goods Forum anticipates transformation ahead for online food and grocery retailing.

“Brand Australia” tourism and export idea gets off the ground

WORK is under way on developing a “Brand Australia” to better market Aussie exports.

Two paths to perfect China export partners

Chinese consumers’ taste for premium imported products provides lucrative prospects for exporters, but up against global competition, Australian companies such as Nutrition Care and Brownes Dairy say they needed the right local partner to succeed.

FermenTasmania shares its plans after winning a FIAL cluster grant

Tasmania’s taste for fermentation has received a significant boost, with FermenTasmania winning an $840,000 grant to encourage greater connectivity in Tasmania’s agricultural sector.

Green producers take vertical farm system to the world

Two regional Queenslanders behind a hi-tech invention for growing green produce in industrial settings are taking their vertical farm system to the world.

National Brand Advisory Council meets for new Australia promotion

SEVERAL of the biggest names in corporate Australia have met for the first time to develop a coherent national brand to bolster export figures.

Bubs Australia continues China push with Alibaba, Deloraine Dairy deal

Bubs Australia is hoping to gain a further foothold in the lucrative Chinese baby formula market after penning a deal with online giant Alibaba Group, as well as local manufacturer Australia Deloraine Dairy.

Australian industries join to push exports

The Australian horticulture sector is banding together with other primary industries to promote exports to China

Red Centre boasts certified organic beef country the size of small European nation

Outback organic beef is on the rise in Central Australia with the area's certified organic pastoral land now equalling the size of a small European country.

New grants to shake up salt in food production

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and VicHealth have joined forces to shake off the harmful amount of salt in processed foods with up to $300,000 in grants available to food producers.

Excellence in Manufacturing Award winner started out by baking bread at home

Entrepreneur and co-founder of The Protein Bread Co. and Anna’s Low Carb Kitchen, Anna Hopkins has shown that dreams certainly can be turned into reality.

Four factors to succeed in health-focused product innovations: Ex-Unilever VP of R&D

If major food manufacturers are not striving to make genuinely healthier products then they are shaping up for failure, according to a former senior research and development executive at Unilever and Masan Consumer.

Hemp milk the latest product innovation finding favour with Aussie consumers

Hemp milk is the latest product to be launched in Australia after the ingredient was permitted for use by regulators at the end of last year.

Low-GI outfit SunRice reveals business growth plans with proposed capital raise

Australian low-GI rice firm SunRice is seeking to raise up to AU$30m to accelerate new product development and expansion across Asia Pacific.

Kanguru to transform the energy drink market

Kanguru is set to redefine the energy drink market with a sophisticated product, combining clean, effective ingredients and a great taste.

Qatar's import of food products from Australia rises: Envoy

The import of food products from Australia to Qatar is increasing, said Axel Wabenhorst, Ambassador of Australia.

IP Australia trialling blockchain for food provenance

After turning to Agile Digital and Vault Systems to develop a blockchain-based solution to prove food provenance, the government entity will be moving into export trials in Canberra.

Championing Australian wine in the US

This July, 100 influential Americans will experience Australia’s vibrant and exciting wine culture at Australia Decanted, a four-day, invitation-only symposium exploring the varieties, regions and styles of wine that make Australia’s one of the world’s most diverse and thrilling wine scenes.

Hong Kong has a taste for Adelaide’s The Yoghurt Shop

Adelaide Central Market-based The Yoghurt Shop is expecting to triple export sales into Asia in the next 12 months, with tubs of the locally made dairy product hitting Hong Kong shelves in August.

Backing Australian premium sustainable sugar: smart!

The Sustainable Sugar Project aims to use encrypted data, called blockchain, to clearly show sugar buyers where the sugarcane came from and the sustainability of that farm.

Frosty Boy enters Indian export market with Café Coffee Day partnership

Frosty boy, an Australian frozen dessert maker, has inked a deal with one of India’s largest coffee chains, Café Coffee Day, in a bid to push into the India food market.

Roadshow success for Oz wines in China

Australian wineries have been making the most of the China Roadshow to the four cities of Shenyang, Jinan, Wuhan and Shanghai (4–11 June) and packing their programs with extra customer engagement activities in the four cities and beyond.

China’s imported wine market is thriving: and it’s Australian wines that are driving growth

The volume of imported still wine consumed in China continues to grow at a double-digit rate: now accounting for almost 40% of still wine sold in the country. And while the biggest volume of imported wine still comes from France, it’s Australian wines that are driving growth, says Wine Intelligence.

New NPD hub to nurture innovation in Australian food sector

Innovative food manufacturers and food service operators in Australia can now enjoy the benefits of a purpose-designed new R&D facility launched by leading inclusions pioneer Pecan Deluxe Candy for customers across the APAC region.

What large brands can do to break down barriers and innovate like a startup

Large established companies need to take a “best of both worlds” approach to innovation in order to be competitive and meet ongoing consumer expectations.

Mango box that transformed Australia's horticulture industry wins innovation award

In the early 2000s, a cardboard box emerged from a workshop in the Northern Territory. It had a unique design and would go on to shape the future of Australia's fruit and vegetable industries. One of its developers, David Hoseason-Smith, received due recognition this month, winning an innovation award at the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference in Darwin.

Australian berry industries focus on export growth

AUSTRALIA’s surging strawberry, raspberry and blackberry industries have redoubled their international trade focus, with the release of a dedicated export plan to grow their global presence over the next 10 years.

Personalizing Food, Directed by Your DNA

What if, at the press of a button, you could have food generated for you that is customized for your genetic code and up-to-the-minute nutritional needs? With that in mind, Dr. Amy Logan, a team leader for dairy science at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), has just launched a three-year study into the personalized fabrication of smart food systems.

Squeezing profits out of food waste

Whether it's fresh produce that fails to meet cosmetic standards in supermarkets, or the wasted skin and seeds of fruit and vegetables, Monash University is highlighting the possibility of gaining added value out of whole wasted products.

Food and Beverage Awards Industry finalists announced

From fruity drinks to coconut yoghurt, the finalists for the Food and Beverage Industry Awards 2018 shows the broad range of companies making their mark on the food industry.

Technology extends shelf life of dairy exports

A suite of drying technology platforms developed by researchers at Monash University could help extend the shelf life of Australia's powdered dairy exports – including infant formula – while meeting stringent safety and quality benchmarks.

Farm data and blockchain the future of agriculture

THE rising prevalence of agricultural data and the use of blockchain in the grain industry were key sticking points for industry professionals at the recent Innovation Generation conference in Wagga Wagga.

Aussie wine sets sights on US market resurgence as global export growth continues

Australia's international wine exports continue to surge, with the latest export figures hitting the highest growth in 15 years.

Australian beef exports have increased in key markets such as Japan and China

Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) market intelligence manager, Scott Tolmie, said Australian beef exports were up 13 per cent for the year-to-date (January to June) with key markets, such as Japan, Korea and China, recording double digit growth.

Sustainable sugar: Australia to employ blockchain to boost provenance and profitability

The Australian sugar industry's push for greater sustainability and traceability has received a shot in the arm, with its Coalition Government providing an A$2.25m grant to fund the Sustainable Sugar Project.

Western Australia holds hackathon to seek new digital solutions for agricultural sector

An agriculture hackathon (AgHack) was held in Perth to seek new digital solutions to drive growth and keep the state’s agricultural sector globally competitive.

Australian farming the focus of new Soil Research Centre

Australia’s largest collaborative soil research initiative, aimed at enabling farmers to increase their productivity and profitability, has launched today at the University of Newcastle.

New force in Australian berries

The Australian Blueberry Growers’ Association (ABGA) has entered a joint venture with Raspberries and Blackberries Australia (RABA).

Funding flows in for Western Australia’s wine regions

Western Australia’s wine regions are receiving funding from the Australian government.

Victorian Govt searches for “cutting-edge” IoT agtech

The Victorian Government has initiated a global search for “cutting-edge” Internet of Things (IoT) agtech.The move is designed to support on-farm IoT trials which will run in key agricultural areas, covering Victoria's major agriculture sectors of dairy, broad-acre cropping, meat production and horticulture.

A billion-dollar industry milks Monash Uni’s expertise

Professor Cordelia Selomulya and her team from Monash University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, along with international collaborators in China, US, and France, have developed world-first ‘Smart Drying’ technology to help optimise the current industry-standard spray drying conditions and their effect on the final powdered dairy products.

Improving the quality of fresh-cut fruit

Cutting up fruit into smaller portions is a more portable and convenient option for both children’s lunchboxes and on-the-go adults. But fruits such as watermelons are not always easy to cut, which is why ‘fresh cut’ portions can be more appealing.

Bush tucker doughnuts and curries for Melbourne diners the latest tastes of harvest from Arnhem Land

Bush foods that have been harvested for thousands of years in a remote Aboriginal community are being turned into products such as doughnuts and curries.

Future farms: broccoli lattes, digital dioramas and high-tech hens

Some of the top tech and innovations in agriculture, food and fibre from us and our partners that are sure to shape agribusiness and the food industry for the next five to ten years is on show at Ag Catalyst 2018, which wraps up today.

Wheat's genome sequence finally cracked in major DNA breakthrough by scientists after 13 year pursuit

Scientists have cracked the DNA sequence code of wheat — a major breakthrough that could improve global food security and offer comfort for those allergic to the world's most common crop.

Govt hands out millions to boost Victorian food exports

The Labor government has issued $1 million in vouchers to help Victorian businesses boost exports and create local jobs.The second round of Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers are designed to help Victorian companies tap into Asian markets.

Funding boost for AI research in farming to benefit growers

Griffith University’s leadership in incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into farming production to automate tasks such as strawberry quality control and larvae counting has been recognised with $5 million in funding from the Australian Government.

Queensland biotech startup NexGen Plants bags $3 million to take more resilient crop varieties around the world

University-based biotech startup NexGen Plants has raised $3 million in funding, including a $1.5 million grant from the Queensland Business Development Fund, to ramp up international expansion of its crop genomics solution.

Two new skills development programs help wine tourism and exports sectors

Two new skills development programs packed with practical information and useful tools are being launched to help drive success in wine exporting and wine tourism.

Taking on junk food': Australian organic children's snack company targeting China launch

Australian organic children's snack company Whole Kids, which was recently listed in Westpac’s Top 20 Businesses of Tomorrow, is looking to launch in China as it seeks to build on a 30% rise in sales in the last year.

From farmer to pharma: SA companies join consortium to transform agricultural waste

Agricultural waste and products deemed not worthy of the supermarket shelf will be used to make a range of value added products including pharmaceuticals, food additives and cosmetics.Launched this month in South Australia, the $10.9 million Agricultural Product Development Research Consortium will be hosted at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.

Disease-resistant crop technology gets $3m

Two technologies discovered by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers may soon be able to help farmers develop disease-resistant crops, thanks to a $3 million investment.

Compostable packaging and data management solutions feature at waste expo

Food industry professionals had a chance to share ideas on data management solutions and sustainable packaging at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE).The expo, held on the 29th and 30th of August, aimed to challenge thinking about current waste standards and the future of waste disposal and recovery.

Scientists find a way to zap fruit, killing mould and extending shelf life using air

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction — a low-energy, chemical-free process that can zap fresh produce, stopping mould spores from germinating and extending its shelf life for weeks.But that's what scientists at Murdoch University have developed, and it's causing great excitement among growers in Western Australia and around the world.

Southern Forests Food Council creates new program for Genuinely Western Australia

Southern Forests Food Council has created a new program for Genuinely Western Australia export that focuses on premium Western Australian produce.

Taste Australia campaign to go to 10 countries

THE major Australian horticulture export campaign, Taste Australia, will be further rolled out in 10 countries across Asia and the Middle East.

Call for young agricultural innovators

AUSTRALIA'S young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant funding.

Emerging food-tech innovations ready to take the world by storm

An upgraded Apple iPhone is released every two years, but when’s the last time you noticed an improvement to an apple?Innovation in the world of food can often go unnoticed, but below are examples of game-changing research projects that will potentially revolutionise how we prepare and eat food. They include robotic, biocontrol and chemical solutions to some of our most pressing food issues.

Fine Food Australia names best new products

Fine Food Australia named its best New Retail Products this week.The triumphant products were Chan’s Yum Cha at Home Prawn Hargow and Vegetarian Shiitake Dumplings by Tasman Foods.

FIAL unveils its third innovation showcase

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) has launched the third edition of its annual showcase of food and agribusiness innovations. The book celebrates diverse innovations, from novel ingredients such as Camel milk from QCamel, new methods of processing food waste such as regional biogas hubs from Utilitas, and innovative new processing technology such as E-FLO from Heat and Control.