Current interest in the nutritional value of ancient grains like quinoa and chia has been the driver of an increase in their consumption. Grain growers in the New South Wales Riverina recognised the popularity of ancient grains and aimed to diversify their crops by including an ancient grain called teff. Teff is a gluten-free whole... read more
We have seen how the human population remains fixed in between a ‘rock and a hard place’ trying to deal with the challenges brought by rapid population growth and yet as new technologies are introduced to deal with those issues the... read more
Australia, along with 5 other countries did not sign the Kyoto Protocol, instead, declaring a pact to share new clean technologies as they were developed. (Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, which Canada joined in 2007.)... read more
As we’ve observed in the food sector having confidence in the supply chain which provides your organisation with raw materials is critical.
The same concepts apply for many other industry sectors where critical control points exist in supply chains & organisations cannot afford failures.
Google are designing & testing a pedestrian trap that is an adherent (‘sticky’) surface material placed on the bonnets of driverless cars.
This is designed to ‘capture’ a pedestrian who’s been hit by a vehicle and then prevent the person from rolling off into the path of other vehicles.
Seafood consumption is increasing world-wide. Almost all of the global growth in consumption is being met by aquaculture. One of a number of large agribusiness projects planned to go ahead is the Sea Dragon Project, a $1.45-billion project proposed for Legune Station, on the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia and sitting on... read more
Demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety requires action and discussion which is led by management and yet involves employees at every step. Communicating with employees about safety commitment & compliance Allowing employees to make some decisions about their equipment, and ensuring it is as comfortable, familiar and personal as possible is preferable to cornering difficult... read more