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GM wheat and barley trial DIR117

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from CSIRO to establish a small field plot of experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley in central New South Wales. (2 pages)

Flagship research projects

Flagship Collaboration Fund projects provide a means to engage outside expertise to help achieve a particular flagship objective and to enhance collaboration with the university sector.

Protecting the future of Aussie aquaculture farming through new sensor technology

Working together with the University of Tasmania our researchers have developed new bio-sensors that can measure environmental and biological data including the heartbeat of an oyster.

Dietary fibre research taking a new turn (Podcast 30 Sep 2007)

Senior CSIRO nutritionist, Dr David Topping explains how the type of fibre we eat can improve our health. (5:36)

Werribee, Vic (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences)

Research at CSIRO's Werribee site is focused on food processing.

Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)

CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.

Dr Jerome Werkmeister: developing biological and synthetic materials for cell therapies and tissue regeneration

Dr Jerome Werkmeister designs new scaffolds based on natural biological systems to allow control of cell amplification and function for cell therapies and regeneration of diseased or damaged tissue.

Prawn farming: towards a sustainable and profitable future

Over the past 20 years, CSIRO research has focused on environmental and health management issues, domestication, selective breeding and prawn nutrition, to move the industry towards a more sustainable and profitable future.

Centre for Grain Food Innovation: increasing the understanding of grains processing

CSIRO, Curtin University of Technology and the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia are working together to improve and increase the use of Australian grains in export markets.

CSIRO aquaculture research news

This brochure provides an overview of the contribution that CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is making to the Australian aquaculture industry, focusing on prawn and barramundi farming. Topics covered include sustainable and profitable prawn farming, barramundi feeds, protecting prawns from viruses and research to improve prawn pigmentation. (4 pages)

Understanding consumer behaviour

We are working to understand how consumers make decisions about food, health and nutrition in order to help promote healthy outcomes for Australians.

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Study reveals good news about the GI of rice

Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.

Partnership for new healthy wheats

Arista Cereal Technologies is a new joint venture formed to accelerate the development of new healthy wheat varieties.

International collaboration in food, health and life sciences

CSIRO works with industry leaders around the world to solve challenges related to food security and human health.

Biotechnology glossary

This page provides easy to understand definitions of common biotechnology words and terms.

ACPFG and CSIRO join forces with Vilmorin & Cie to commercialise Nitrogen Use Efficiency wheat in Australia

Australian growers are set to benefit from an international collaboration to commercialise Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) wheat in Australia

Food Futures Flagship overview

The Food Futures Flagship aims to transform Australia's international competitiveness in the agrifood sector through the application of frontier technologies to high potential industries. Our Food Futures Flagship aims to increase exports, produce healthier and safer foods and improve farm profitability.

Animal reproduction research to transform industry

New biotechnologies are boosting the productivity and sustainability of Australia's cattle and aquaculture industries.

High fibre dished up with BARLEYmax (Podcast 15 Sep 2009)

The world's highest fibre wholegrain, developed by CSIRO, has been used in a food product for the first time. (5:49)

CSIRO deal to commercialise ‘artificial gut’

CSIRO Food Futures Flagship and Stadvis Pty Ltd have developed an automated instrument that accurately predicts glycemic index (GI) and resistant starch (RS) in food products.

Australia's bioeconomy blossoms with supercharged safflower

New varieties of the safflower plant containing the world's highest levels of valuable oleic acid are in the pipeline for Australian grain growers thanks to breakthrough research at CSIRO.

Resistant starch may offer potential to help protect against bowel cancer

Consumption of resistant starch leads to positive changes in the bowel and could protect against genetic damage implicated in bowel cancer.

Bovine genome decoded

Breakthrough research into the genetic blueprint of the domestic cow could lead to major improvements in Australia's farming industry.

GM wheat and barley trials - DIR112

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship’s application to establish small field plots of experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley at the Department of Food and Agriculture Western Australia ‘New Genes for New Environments’ GM trial facility at Merredin in Western Australia. (2 pages)

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