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Making tofu leaves a lot of used soybeans. Renewal Mill found a way to make a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour out of them.

In mid-2016, Claire Schlemme (pictured) became the CEO of Renewal Mill, a public benefit corporation that reduces food waste by transforming fiber-rich scraps from food processing operations into flour that can be sold wholesale. Tofu represents a particularly good test case because it yields such a huge amount of byproduct.
The initial recipe […]

New spicy tomato could be produced with gene tweak

New research suggests the tomato could be genetically modified to produce hotter chilli varieties.
Scientists say that capsaicinoids, the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their heat, are also present in tomatoes but are inactive and could be turned on with gene tweaking.
Research which has sequenced the tomato genome has shown […]

CSIRO Event: Proteins for food and health – sustainable alternatives for future food Seminar Series

Australia’s food and agriculture sector is focussing more on exporting high value sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. An area identified with huge potential for growth is the alternative proteins space. This is because, as the global population increases and traditional protein sources from meat become increasingly constrained, […]

Introducing the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Today we are pleased to introduce the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).
DJPR is dedicated to ensuring Victoria’s strong economic performance by growing industries and regions.
Here at DJPR, we’re making sure Victoria’s economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive […]