Posts by Malcolm Brown

Food for thought: Challenges and opportunities for farming in Melbourne’s foodbowl

Melbourne is surrounded by a highly productive foodbowl that is important to the food supply of this rapidly growing city.
Previous generations have managed the resources of the city’s hinterland to maintain the capacity of the land, waterways and ecosystems to feed the city’s residents.
However, rapid and continuing growth since the […]

Soil health expert Jay Fuhrer headlines Vic No-Till Annual Conference

12-13  July 2018
Rich River Golf Club Resort, Moama
Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist for the North Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be a featured speaker at the 16th annual conference of the Vic No-Till Association. Jay will communicate his extensive 37 years experience in connecting cropping and grazing systems for better […]

64th International Meat Congress

12-17 August, Melbourne
The 64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology will be held in Melbourne, Australia, 12 – 17 August 2018.
The Congress theme is ‘Quality and Integrity for Global Consumers’.
The Congress will focus on:

Provenance and fraud detection
Process control in the meat industry
Next generation technologies to assess carcass and meat quality
Food safety […]

Registered Service Providers – Prepare For and Attract Investment

Best Exchange Group Pty Ltd
Chord Advisory
Crowe Horwath Australia
GYB Regional – Grow Your Business
Grant Thornton Australia Ltd
Inspirative Training Pty Ltd (Vative)
Madison Cross Australia Pty Ltd
nem Australasia Pty Ltd
Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC Vic)
Robert Weller and Associates
Strategic Project Partners
 
Best Exchange Group Pty Ltd
Contact: Martin Szakal, Managing Director
E: md@globalcityconnect.org
M: +61 421 324 509
Web: www.globalcityconnect.org
The Best […]

Symposium – Turning food waste into $$$$s

8 am to 12.30 pm, Thursday 19 July 2018
Open your mind to biomass valorisation…
The Monash Food Innovation Centre vision is to feed 9 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet within planetary boundaries.*
Sustainable food production incorporates the efficient use of products and waste streams throughout the supply chain. This […]

Reformulation Readiness breakfast champions unpacking the salt

Article provided by Elizabeth Joldeski from the Heart Foundation
Food manufacturers and public health professionals swelled the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 June for the Heart Foundation and VicHealth’s inaugural Reformulation Readiness breakfast event.
The event was an exciting opportunity to learn from leading food industry experts who shared their […]

2018 Australian IoT Awards

Three of the best project finalists in the IoT Hub 2018 Australian IoT Awards come from the agriculture sector.
Mystic Motion semi-autonomous vehicle control by Mystic Pants. Mystic Motion is a control system for retro-fitting to vehicle fleets that uses a combination of differential GPS and multiple wireless technologies to enable precision vehicle location […]

Victoria’s new kilojoule labelling laws

Information is now available for families to make healthier food choices, with new kilojoule labelling laws coming into effect this week.
From 1 May, large Victorian fast food and supermarket chains are required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat food and drinks, along with the average adult daily energy intake of 8,700 […]

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 […]