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.
Bovine genome decoded
Breakthrough research into the genetic blueprint of the domestic cow could lead to major improvements in Australia's farming industry.
Dr Susan Blackburn: passionate about microalgae
Dr Susan Blackburn is recognised internationally for her research and expertise in microalgal diversity, life cycles, ecophysiology, population dynamics, harmful algal blooms, culturing, and bioapplications.
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.
Plant Industry Researchers
Plant Industry researchers promote profitable and sustainable agrifood, fibre and horticultural industries, developing new plant products and improving natural resource management.
Taking the guess-work out of choosing good wine
Enjoying a good wine is one of the pleasures of life and part of that enjoyment is its bouquet. Imagine, then, how important the ability to distinguish both the good and bad odours in wine is to winemakers.
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)