News: Agriculture, food and wine

Cleaning up the farm

Strawberry farm

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 4
Australia’s farmers are increasingly turning to transient migrant labour to keep their properties running. 

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Australian cattle

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.

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Genetically modified foods

Close up photo of a wheat field at sunset

The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 10 
Unnatural, Harmful and Unsafe? Does genetic modification really have a role to play in our food futures?

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Food and water security

Murray river aerial shot. Image credit to iStock.

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?

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Farmer to pharma? Creating new products from agricultural waste

Potatoes close up

Our researchers are supporting South Australia’s primary producers by turning their waste into high-value products, potentially worth over $100m per annum.

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

White wine crops in daylight

It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.

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Wild yeasts may hold key to better wines from warmer climates

Wine crops in daylight

Our researchers have found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates.

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Cover crops – get it right, and reap the benefits

Red wine grapes

The correct type of cover crop does not adversely affect vine yield and performance, a current research project has found. 

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