- artificial meat
- bush tucker
- climate change
- contract manufacturing
- Control Equipment
- Food Science
- food security
- Food waste
- Fruit and vegetables
- GM Food
- GMO-Free labelling
- government and regulation
- indigenous food
- Motors And Drives
- renewable energy
- Research and Development
- solar energy
- Waste water
Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these foods is just too hard to resist. As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a … Continue reading Fact or fiction – is sugar addictive?
No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat (IVM) – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM was first investigated in the early years of this century and since then criticisms of farm animal production systems, particularly intensive ones, have escalated. They … Continue reading No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?
Goodbye control cabinet!
Cabinet-free drive technology enhances productivity throughout the entire value stream. Bosch Rexroth outlines five requirements of the future.
True Foods sees the benefits of innovation
A large audience gathered at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase in Ballarat to hear from business leaders about challenges and opportunities in emerging growth sectors.
What’s in store for the Australian food & beverage sector?
Once again 2016 was a less than spectacular year for Australian manufacturers. And once again the food and beverage sector was an exception to this trend. We take a closer look at what’s in store for the industry’s top performers in 2017.
Maltra Foods celebrates 20 years
Melbourne-based Maltra Foods will soon celebrate its 20th anniversary. Matthew McDonald takes a look at this expert in dry powders and blending and finds a company that places customer relations high on its priority list.
Telling the market you’re GMO free
Putting aside the arguments for and against GMO food, the fact is that many consumers give it a big thumbs down. As Matthew McDonald writes, food makers stand to benefit from establishing that their products are GMO free.
The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science
A few years ago, one of us (Ian) was lucky enough to be invited to visit the N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry in St Petersburg, Russia. Every plant breeder or geneticist knows of Nikolai Vavilov and his ceaseless energy in collecting important food crop varieties from all over the globe, and his application of … Continue reading The tragic story of Soviet genetics shows the folly of political meddling in science
IAF technology for high temperature fats recovery
A flotation cell that allows fats and solids recovery in high temperature applications will be featured at FoodPro 2017.
The future of solar energy in Australia
Solgen Energy Group’s executive general manager David Naismith talks about renewable energy, the solar industry and the challenges associated with the growing solar power storage sector. Could you tell us more about Solgen’s business direction here in Australia and what are your plans for your customers here? David Naismith: Solgen Energy Group is a leading solar … Continue reading The future of solar energy in Australia
Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian
While the veggie patty is not going to totally replace lamb, chicken or beef as Aussie staples any time soon, the number of Australians identifying as a vegetarian is rising steadily.
Scientists have unlocked the secret of making tomatoes taste of something again
If you shop in a supermarket you may well have asked why the fruit and veg you buy there is so tasteless, especially if you’ve also tried homegrown alternatives.
Food security: we throw away a third of the food we grow – here’s what to do about waste
In the UK, roughly a third of the food grown in the field never actually makes into anybody’s mouth. For every three pigs raised on a farm, the equivalent of one will ultimately be sent to landfill. A third of all apples, perfectly good for consumption, will somehow be discarded. The message is simple: we … Continue reading Food security: we throw away a third of the food we grow – here’s what to do about waste
Automated packing solution at major food company
HMPS has been awarded the contract for the installation of its HMPS1000 RSC Bag in Box (BIB) Case Packer and System Integration solution at a major local food and beverage company.
Food security: how drought and rising prices led to conflict in Syria
In 2015 the Welsh singer and activist Charlotte Church was widely ridiculed in the right-wing press and on social media for saying on BBC Question Time that climate change had played an important part in causing the conflict in Syria. From 2006 until 2011, [Syria] experienced one of the worst droughts in its history, which … Continue reading Food security: how drought and rising prices led to conflict in Syria
Pioneering craft brewery evolves into whisky distillery
One of Australia’s early craft breweries has grown up to become a premium whisky distillery.
Parrot pie and possum curry – how colonial Australians embraced native food
The relationship between European settlers and native Australian foodstuffs during the 19th century was a complex one.
Changing climate has stalled Australian wheat yields: study
Australia’s wheat yields more than trebled during the first 90 years of the 20th century but have stalled since 1990.
Why Australian supermarkets continue to look to the UK for leadership
Sadly, the shortsightedness of Australian retail management and years of complacency has forced supermarket boards to look further afield for retail talent.
Bribing kids to eat vegetables is not sustainable – here’s what to do instead
How to get a fussy child to eat vegetables is a question that plagues many frustrated parents at countless mealtimes.