- 3D Printing
- Australian wine
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- austrlaian charity
- cleaning systems
- data management
- energy costs
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- Environmental Product Declarations
- food industry
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- iba Munich
- ifm Australia
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- Industrial internet of things
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- Maxum Foods
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- packaging solutions
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- SEW eurodrive
- SMC Pneumatics
- Stibo Systems
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- Total Construction
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- women in industry
- The Middle East is open for exports
The Middle East is often viewed with some trepidation by the Australian business community, with the language and distinct cultural differences often creating uncertainty among Australian exporters.
- Alcohol companies target the 20% of Australians who drink 75% of the alcohol
Researchers have known for a long time that alcohol consumption is quite concentrated in a small part of the population. They argue about the exact distribution, but there is substantial agreement that, so long as alcohol sales are not heavily restricted, consumption is distributed in a quite predictable way.
- Do we really have to wash fruit and vegetables?
There is a growing demand for fruit and vegetables across the Western world, thanks to increased awareness of their nutritional and health benefits. But we’ve always been taught they might not be safe to eat straight out of the supermarket, and they have to be washed first. Is this the case? And what might happen if we don’t?
- When climate change hits our food supply, city foodbowls could come to the rescue
Australians may need to get used to coping with more disruptions to their food supply and rising food prices in a warming climate.
- You can thaw and refreeze meat: five food safety myths busted
This time of year, most fridges are stocked up with food and drinks to share with family and friends. Let’s not make ourselves and our guests sick by getting things wrong when preparing and serving food.
- Living dangerously: climate change means extra risks for baby fish
The study indicates that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide could have an impact through altering the behaviour of juvenile fish, leading to poorer chances of survival.
- Galipo Foods increases throughput with voice-enabled warehouse
Galipo Foods, one of the largest food distribution companies in South Australia, teamed up with VoiceID and Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions to upgrade its warehouse technology and increase productivity by 80 per cent.
- Monsanto to fight climate change with carbon neutral crops
As agriculture and farmers around the world work to mitigate and adapt to the complex challenges posed by climate change, Monsanto Company today announced plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021 through a unique program targeted across its seed and crop protection operations, as well as through collaboration with farmers.
- Pick the low-hanging fruit to get tough on climate change
One might think – after years of focus on global warming – that all the easy measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions had been taken. And yet, as governments prepare for their 21st annual conference on climate change (COP21), some surprisingly low-hanging fruit remains.
- Junk food advertisers put profits before children’s health – and we let them
For the first time in history, Australian children could live shorter lives than their parents. The reason? High rates of excess weight and obesity.
- Cut down on salt, drink less and move more: Australia’s blueprint to control chronic disease
Chronic diseases are responsible for nine out of ten deaths in Australia, and for much of the health expenditure about which governments are so concerned.
- Cherry on top: summer fruits are also good for the brain
Summer fruits are back on Australian tables. We’ve long known cherries and other stone fruits provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals. But here’s another reason to make sure they’re on the shopping list: they’re good for the brain.
- Catch of the day: the TPP might be good news for sustainable fisheries
Since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text was released earlier this month, commentators have sought to assess its impact on the environment.
- Why do people decide to go gluten- or wheat-free?
At different times, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, sugar and protein have all been targeted as “bad” dietary factors. Right now the focus seems to have shifted to gluten: a protein found in cereal grains, especially wheat but also rye, barley and oats.
- Is milk good for me, or should I ditch it?
Decades of public health messages have encouraged us to drink milk to strengthen our bones and reduce the risk of fractures as we age.
- Fruity, with a hint of gobbledygook: it’s time to give up on wine wankery
Barnyardy. Herbacious. Unctuous. Chewy. Hedonistic. Ponderous. Shallow. Backward. The wine industry has been using evocative descriptors to characterise the taste and aroma of its products for generations. But how does the industry justify such precise language to describe such a subjective experience?
- The 700 chocolate bars that could help save tonnes of packaging
In a sealed room deep inside a Swiss laboratory, 700 bars of chocolate sit neatly side-by-side, wrapped in transparent packaging, attached to sensors, exposed to light for 24 hours a day.
- Sorry, shoppers: ensuring happy hens is more complicated than just buying free-range
A good breakfast often features a couple of free-range local eggs. But what does “free range” really mean for the hens that laid them?
- Nanoproteins in food — good, bad or irrelevant?
The debate concerning nanotechnology has echoed that of genetically engineered organisms and their introduction into the environment and the food chain.
- Good manufacturing practice key to reducing listeria risk
Between 2005 and 2014 more than 586 product recalls were initiated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), with 198 due to Listeria Monocytogenes contamination.