Posts by Malcolm Brown

Seeds&Chips – The 2018 Global Food Innovation Summit

Patrick Watson – Founder and Managing Director of Tarn Food Consulting, and a member of the Food Innovation Network’s Community of Practice – attended the fourth Seeds&Chips – the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan, Italy, from 7 -10 May 2018.
Here Patrick shares his observations and a day-by-day summary of the 2018 Summit.
Milan, […]

More of Rocket Seeder’s Autumn Crop 18

Photo copyrighted to Rocket Seeder Limited.
The Rocket Seeder Autumn Crop 18 comprises 10 great new food and agriculture startups. We introduced readers to three of them back in April.
The group is now eight weeks into the Rocket Seeder program and making great progress developing their pitch and testing their business model assumptions. […]

The future of waste in metro Melbourne

Source: Waste Management Review
Victorian Government statutory authority Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group lays out its vision for the future of alternative waste treatment in Melbourne, providing updates on its progress.
Metropolitan Melbourne’s booming population offers both a challenge and opportunity for how the city manages its waste in the future.
By […]

Monash Food Network Expo

Monash Food Innovation Centre is hosting a star-studded Food Network Expo at Monash Clayton on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
The exhibition is for everyone interested in the food business looking to upskill and network.
Connect and consult with a range of exhibitors on topics including sensory evaluation of food quality and preference, entrepreneurship, country of origin labelling and branding.
An […]

Reformulation Readiness – What Food Manufacturers Need to Know

Image courtesy of Delicious magazine
Free Breakfast Event – 7.15 am to 9.30 am 19 June 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Renowned Australian chef and restaurateur, Tobie Puttock – a passionate advocate for health and nutrition – will headline a panel of leading food industry experts and Australian manufacturers who will share their experience and […]

Refurbished Mildura Abattoir set to reopen

Image courtesy of Agriculture Victoria
The Victorian Government is supporting Meatco’s $2 million refurbishment and recommissioning of the Mildura Abattoir facility, creating 80 new jobs and driving economic growth in the region through exports of up to $32 million a year.
Construction of the new facility is well advanced and Meatco expects to […]

Victorian Horticulture Gets Innovation Fund Boost

The Victorian Government’s Horticulture Innovation Fund is supporting another six organisations across regional Victoria to help horticulture businesses innovate, expand and employ more people.
The latest recipients of the Fund will receive grants of up to $50,000 to help grower businesses test and adapt new technologies and processes to boost production, exports into […]

2018 Governor of Victoria Export Awards

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria.
Rewarding the state’s most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets.
Applications close 28 June 2018.
Now in its 39th year, GOVEA 2018 will be […]

Victorian Artisanal Producers On Cloud Nine

Picture: Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford launched the Artisanal Ag & Premium Food program at Cloud 9 with Member for Macedon MaryAnne Thomas and local producers. 
Victorian artisanal producers have fared well with a new artisanal agriculture and premium food program.
Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the $2 million program at Cloud 9 Artisan Cheese in Pipers […]

NutraIngredients-Asia Awards – entries open

Rewarding true innovation and cutting edge research in functional foods, supplements and nutrition.
The 2018 NutraIngredients-ASIA Awards will take place on 10 September 2018 in Singapore, the evening before the start of the Vitafoods Asia trade show. Awards are now open for submissions.
Entering the awards is a great way to showcase your […]