All Australians are being reminded to be biosecurity aware, following cases of unsolicited seed packets being received through the mail. Head of Biosecurity Operations, Emily Canning, said imported seeds must adhere to strict biosecurity conditions that help manage pest and disease risks. “The department is aware of the cases overseas and we have had a … Continue reading Safeguarding Australia from seedy biosecurity risks
Equinom, a seed tech start-up, is combining natural breeding techniques with proprietary algorithms to produce high-functioning, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) seeds that have a superior nutritional profile while also boosting crop yield. The cutting-edge technology creates a next-step ecosystem directly connecting food companies to the supply chain, in turn bringing greater transparency and paving the … Continue reading Planting a smarter seed
Farm chemical company Bayer AG has signed a deal to acquire weed-killer maker Monsanto in a $US66 billion ($A88 billion) deal that could reshape the global food industry
The retail sale of raw apricot kernels is prohibited as from today, when changes to the Food Standards Code come into effect.