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)
GM wheat and barley trial - DIR111
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved CSIRO's application to establish a small field plot of experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley in the ACT. (3 pages)
GM wheat and barley trial - DIR099
The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley trials in New South Wales and Western Australia. (2 pages)
GM wheat and barley trial - DIR093
The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting a GM wheat and barley trial in the ACT. The trial is part of a larger project to investigate grains with enhanced nutritional properties.
GM wheat and barley trial - DIR094
The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship conducting a GM wheat and barley trial in the ACT. The trial aims to evaluate the nitrogen use efficiency of these experimental plants.
GM wheat trial - DIR092
The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting a GM wheat trial in the ACT. The trial aims to confirm the new grain's health benefits and to investigate its baking characteristics.
Will people buy it?
CSIRO psychological research has cast light on consumer acceptance of technological innovations, including genetic engineering.
Virtual livestock fence (Podcast 13 Jun 2007)
CSIRO is developing a virtual fencing system which will allow cattle to be confined without the need for fixed fences. In this four-minute podcast, Dr Andrew Fisher explains how cattle could be controlled via satellite. (4:17)
Improving tiger prawn farming
Captive breeding techniques could grow better quality tiger prawns and achieve higher income for Australian farmers.
This two-page information sheet describes how the Food Futures Flagship and the Preventative Health Flagship are discovering food components that protect the human body against disease development and progression.
Research collaboration to deliver ‘healthier’ grains
Four of Australia’s leading research institutions will collaborate closely over the next three years to fast-track development of new ‘healthier’ varieties of three of the world’s most widely cultivated cereal grains.
Is this the perfect prawn?
After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world’s most perfect prawn.
Challenging the definition of “dietary fibre”
A proposal to redefine the internationally accepted definition of what constitutes “dietary fibre” will be questioned today in an address by senior CSIRO nutritionist Dr David Topping to the US Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Breeding better salmon
The Food Futures Flagship is improving the quality of Tasmanian Atlantic salmon through a selective breeding program.
Grains go on an even bigger ‘health kick’
A new generation of grain-based foods could soon play a major role in improving public health, according to one of Australia’s leading biologists, CSIRO’s Dr Matthew Morell.
High Fibre Grains Collaboration Cluster
The High Fibre Grains Collaboration Cluster is developing new grain varieties and tailoring fibre content to optimise health benefits to consumers and value to industry.
Partnership developing new grain varieties
The High Fibre Grains collaboration cluster combines the research and capabilities of the University of Queensland, the University of Adelaide and the University of Melbourne with CSIRO's Food Futures National Research Flagship.
Livestock virtually fenced in
A virtual fence for livestock that allows better use of pasture, protects the environment and reduces labour, is being developed by the CSIRO Food Futures Flagship using satellite technology.