Food News

Recent announcements about new University of Adelaide projects and initiatives, within the Agrifood and Wine sector:

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4

Feb

Burnside bins to lead in understanding food waste

University of Adelaide researchers are about to dive deep into green, red and yellow household bins in the City of Burnside to understand food waste behaviour through micro-auditing the contents and tracking seasonal variations.

25

Nov

New wheat and barley genomes will help feed the world

An international research collaboration, including scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute, has unlocked new genetic variation in wheat and barley – a major boost for the global effort in breeding higher-yielding wheat and barley varieties.

13

Nov

Exploring the origins of wine regionality

The University of Adelaide is bringing together experts from around the world in a two-day virtual conference to discuss the science that creates and defines regionality in wine.

5

Nov

Shining a light on the issue of wine fraud

University of Adelaide wine researchers are developing a fast and simple method of authenticating wine – a potential solution against the estimated billions of dollars’ worth of wine fraud globally, but also offering a possible means of building regional branding.

2

Oct

Potential new tool for frost screening in crops

Agricultural scientists and engineers at the University of Adelaide have identified a potential new tool for screening cereal crops for frost damage.

16

Sep

Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

The University of Adelaide’s internationally recognised food scientist, Professor Martin Cole, has joined Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.

14

Sep

Helping future-proof the wine sector

Winegrape growers around the world will be better able to navigate future global markets and the impacts of climate change with a new book available free online.

2

Mar

Transforming potato waste into a new industry for Australia

Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert 100% of their potato waste into commercial benefit through their partnership with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

27

Feb

Advanced fertiliser research with new Mosaic contract

Enhanced spreading, improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact will be the focus of continuing fertiliser research under a new five-year partnership agreement between the University of Adelaide and US-based fertiliser producer The Mosaic Company

26

Feb

CT scanning wheat grains for stress tolerance

Scientists have developed a computed tomography (CT) scanning method for screening large samples of wheat for drought and heat tolerance.

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