News: Agriculture, food and wine
New Weapons in the Battle Against Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
The Soares da Costa team from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Research Institute has developed new herbicidal compounds that will stop resistant weeds in their tracks.
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Assembling haplotypes faster than ever with HaploMaker
A team from the Biometry Hub at the University of Adelaide has developed an improved algorithm for haplotype assembly that could help researchers more accurately track plant genetic variation.
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Stress less! Targeting the plant cargo hub to help them deal with environmental stress
Just like an international port in a big city, every individual plant cell contains its own cargo hub that responds to their import and export needs.
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Insects put to the taste test
University of Adelaide researchers are creating a new tool that will help people understand what it’s like to eat one of the most sustainable and protein-rich food sources on the planet: edible insects.
Microscopic camera is helping us see new opportunities for the meat industry
Australia’s position as the world’s largest exporter of lamb and mutton is under threat from other international suppliers – China has three times our production capacity and our neighbours in New Zealand have high-quality produce, threatening our current position.
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Cleaning up the farm
The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 4
Australia’s farmers are increasingly turning to transient migrant labour to keep their properties running.
What people’s beef is with gene editing?
Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.
Genetically modified foods
The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 10
Unnatural, Harmful and Unsafe? Does genetic modification really have a role to play in our food futures?
Food and water security
The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 7
Access to food and water is set to become the next conflict horizon. So how do we secure the future of food and water for all?
The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 3
Forget fad diets – what should we be eating, and does this need to change as we get older?