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Australian Farmers Go Nuts For New Pasteurisation Technology
Following a significant technological investment by Pacific Gold Macadamias (PGM), the company’s 2019 incoming harvest will be the first nuts from the company to be processed on their newly commissioned Napasol pasteurisation line. PGM claims that such an investment was essential for consumer protection, and that the new process is particularly effective and well suited […]
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Monash Food Innovation Centre completes integration with Monash University
In June 2016, the Monash Food Innovation Centre (MFIC) transitioned from Mondelez International to Monash University. Since then the Centre has helped a large number of Food and Beverage businesses to innovate for growth. As of April 2019, the Monash Food Innovation Centre has been fully embedded within Monash University and has announced a new focus on sustainable food and land systems.
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Inghams executes $279 million investment into South Australian expansion
Chicken meat production and processing is the fastest growing livestock industry in South Australia, with more than 160,000 tonnes shipped interstate last financial year. To meet the growing national demands, Inghams has announced a $279 million investment into their South Australian infrastructure, with nine new or expanded farms as well as a new feed mill […]
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Northern Australia set to go wild about rice
A new Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) project will lay the foundation for a northern Australian rice sector with the potential to produce more than one million tonnes of specialty rice annually.
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Westpac announces plan to fund emerging industries
Clean and connected businesses are paving the way for Australia’s future economic growth, revealed in a new report from Westpac, which highlights significant change is required to support a new breed of businesses that are transforming traditional industries. Westpac’s Smart Industry Report on Emerging Industries has identified it is the current wave of technology innovators […]
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McDonald’s Australia invests in $500m expansion
McDonald’s Australia has commenced their planned three year national expansion, with 45 new restaurants approved nationwide, and refurbishment plans for many current locations.
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European supermarket giant asks organic consumers to pitch in
Australian supermarkets are watching French retail giant Carrefour’s online campaign to raise money from “socially responsible” consumers, asking them to put their money where their mouth is.
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Coles pushes supply chain modernisation with new DC’s
On 24 January 2019, Coles Group Ltd announced that it has executed definitive contracts with Witron Australia Pty Ltd to develop two new automated distribution centres in Brisbane and Western Sydney. The move follows Woolworths $562 million investment into their new technologically advanced distribution centre in Melbourne.
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Australian native bees may offer an alternative pollination service
There has been a lot of concern globally regarding the health of the world honey bee population. Recent studies conducted by entomologist Dr. Tanya Latty indicate that Australian native bees may be as effective, and indeed in some cases superior to, the honey bee which was ...
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