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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.

Biodiscovery

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.

CSIRO ready to commercialise new GI technology

The CSIRO Food Futures Flagship has developed an automated instrument for accurately predicting glycemic index (GI) and resistant starch (RS) in food products.

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.

Tiger prawns bred on-farm

CSIRO was part of a group that produced the world's first domestically-bred crop of tiger prawns.

Resistant starch: designing foods for better health

This two-page information sheet outlines the research programs in the Food Futures Flagship and Preventative Health Flagship to determine the health benefits of resistant starch.

Previous research by the 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. (2 pages)

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.

Making the food you love good for you (Podcast 18 Aug 2007)

Dr Peter Lillford explains how CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is working to make our favourite foods better for us without changing the way they taste and feel. (8:40)

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.

Concentration and separation of bioactives in food science

The Concentration and Separation of Bioactives in Food Science Collaboration Cluster combines the research capabilities of Monash University and the University of Melbourne with CSIRO’s Food Futures 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.

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