CSIRO’s other icon celebrates 50 years
It may not have spawned its own movie or played a part in NASA's moon landings, but in its own way, CSIRO’s Phytotron facility has made no less a contribution to science than its more famous cousin, the Parkes Radio Telescope, aka "The Dish".
Improving cereal performance
Working within national regulations, researchers have established several trials around Australia to test how genetically modified wheat and barley varieties respond to field conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This page provides easy to understand definitions of common biotechnology words and terms.
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.
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.