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CSIRO roadmap charts Australia’s food and nutrition security by 2050

Australia now has a new roadmap to support food systems to become more sustainable, productive and resilient for the future Australia’s food systems must change now to remain sustainable in the future, according to a new roadmap released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science[Read More…]

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Australia uses mushrooms for developing sustainable solution to plastics

Mushroom derived material emerging as alternative to plastics Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia have developed a biological growing process that uses mushrooms to turn organic waste into compostable products as a low-cost, sustainable solution to plastics. Their work presents an approach for growing sustainable myco-materials – a mixture[Read More…]

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Singapore develops plant-based cell culture scaffold for cheaper, sustainable cultured meat

The edible scaffolds can be 3D-printed using widely available plant prolamins A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully used common plant proteins to 3D-print an edible cell culture scaffold, allowing more affordable and sustainable lab-grown meat to be served on the table. Prolamins are a[Read More…]

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Australia raises concern about chemicals in compostable food containers

To ensure the safe and sustainable use and disposal of compostable food packaging in Australia University of Queensland (UQ) researchers in Australia are analysing compostable takeaway food packaging for potentially polluting chemicals. Associate Professor Sarit Kaserzon from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) said little is known about the substances used[Read More…]

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Japan reports mechanisms of bacteria-derived fibres in supporting gut health, preventing obesity

Researchers show that exopolysaccharide, a bacteria-derived prebiotic has many health-related benefits In a study recently published in the journal Gut Microbes, researchers from Kyoto University, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Noster Inc. in Japan, report the mechanisms of bacteria-derived fibres in supporting gut health and metabolism and preventing obesity. Probiotic foods such[Read More…]

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