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Technology outgrowing crops

Adoption of emerging technologies in Australian agriculture is expanding at a rate faster than the consumer’s capacity to understand the opportunities — creating an urgent need to explore community perception and regulatory challenges around the use of new technologies.

FIAL attends world’s largest food and trade exhibition

Food Innovation Australia Limited is creating connections for Aussie brands at Gulfood 2019 – the world’s largest food and beverage tradeshow.

The new organic: fast food companies increase vegan offerings

For decades, a vegan diet was considered to be the life choice of fringe-dwellers and flower children. Dairy-free cheese was only found in health food stores and lentil burgers were rarer than pasture-raised hen’s teeth. But now Australia is the third-fastest growing vegan market in the world, with sales of packaged vegan food predicted to reach $215 million by 2020, up from $136 million, according to research company Euromonitor International.

Innovative ideas to boost regional economies recognised

Three Victorian finalists have been announced for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, which is to be announced in March in recognition of ideas to support Australia’s rural and regional communities.

WA produce scoops national dairy awards

DAIRY products made in WA by Mundijong processor Mundella Foods, micro-boutique Denmark cheesemaker Dellendale Creamery and Harvey Fresh are national champions after the recent 2019 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

Asian nut export prospects lift again as India accepts Australian walnuts

Australian nut marketing options have opened up significantly following the signing of a market access agreement for walnuts with India.