Victorian Food Innovation Network

You are invited to ‘Exporting Ag Tech to the America’s – Market Briefing and Networking Lunch’ February 2019

This event will provide regional Ag Tech sector businesses with the opportunity to hear from Victorian Government, Trade and Investment, Trade Director, Brian Carnahan who is working in the US based in San Francisco.  Brian can provide valuable market insights to help your business better understand the market.
The Australian Government TradeStart […]

Are you coming to evokeAG 19-20 February 2019, Melbourne?

Discover how farming and food are evolving through new ideas and inventions at the evokeAG conference next month.
Agriculture Victoria is proud to sponsor and be part of this premier event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, from 19 – 20 February. Run by AgriFutures™ Australia, evokeAG ‘Food Farm Future’ taps into […]

CSIRO’s 2019 Food Drying Technology short course

Drying is one of the most common operations in food and feed production yet it is often poorly understood and inefficient.
This short course in drying technology, presented in cooperation with CSIRO, combines the practical perspective of experienced industry professionals with the in-depth technical knowledge of drying processes. This version of […]

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 […]

Co-Innovation Webinar

Interested in ways innovation and the pace of practice change can be fostered?  Then this Webinar, presented by Dr James Turner from AgResearch in New Zealand, is for you.
It introduces work from the Primary Innovation project, led by James, who is a Senior Resource Economist.  The project worked with a cross discipline team (pastoral, horticulture […]