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agriculture Archives

New study finds “sweetness gene” that makes Lupin beans tastier

Lupins are very high in protein and fibre, low in carbs, have a low glycaemic index, and they’re easy to grow in a varie...

Explainer: What is foot and mouth disease?

This high impact livestock disease has not been on our doorstep since the 1980s. Keeping it out is a new challenge and a...

How has Covid-19 affected food fraud?

SPONSORED: While the world is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, food fraud has been skyrocketing. What can you do to ...

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn’t

How will we get strong yields in uncertain environments and make more food without using more land?

Australia urgently needs real sustainable agriculture policy

Australia has a sustainable agriculture policy vacuum, after years of a fragmented, stop-start approach.

Ugly veg: supermarkets aren’t the biggest food wasters – you are

Research shows about 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted worldwide yearly.

Drought sends Nufarm to a $15.6m loss

Australia's severe drought dragged sales by nearly 10 per cent.

Climate change will reshape the world’s agricultural trade

Australia’s grain exports suffering with climate change.

Paying an extra $150 million a year to protect growers? That’s bananas!

Import restrictions on bananas are leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.

ACCC takes action against Seednet

It is alleged that Seednet made false and misleading claims in a fact sheet for its ‘Compass’ barley.

The live export trade is ‘unethical’

Protesters held rallies against live export.

Australian vegetable industry to target $315m by 2020

Vegetable exports grew two per cent to AUD$252 million in 2017.

The ALP promises to phase out live sheep export

Animal groups say they will give $500,000 each if the Government bans export.

Rabobank appoints new boss

New manager to lead business in Tasmania.

Australia “caught in the middle” of trade war between US and China

“The Australian agricultural sector is likely to be one of the largest winners."

Why Australia imports so many veggie seeds (and do we really need to treat them with fungicides?)

Over 19,000 Aussies sign petition objecting the proposal.

ACCC won’t oppose Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto

European Commission gives conditional approval to the proposed acquisition.

ACCC releases anonymous complaint tool

Consumer watchdog ups functionality for agri complaints.

How many people can Australia feed?

The country supplies a wide variety of fresh food.