Victorian Food Innovation Network

Register for CSIRO’s Impact7 event coming up in August

From saving newborn lives to decontaminating soil to uncovering the mysteries of space; IMPACT7 2018 showcases the Australian research making a huge impact. Over one discovery-filled day, hear how researchers are addressing the major challenges facing our globe.
In partnership with CSIRO, IMPACT7 2018 will spotlight high-impact research from across the […]

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 […]

Innovative farmers come up with ways to phase out single-use plastic packaging

Paul Crock wants to pioneer sustainable packaging in the meat industry. (ABC Rural: Jess Davis)

Paul Crock wants to pioneer sustainable packaging in the meat industry. (ABC Rural: Jess Davis)
 
Innovative farmers and producers are coming up with their own solutions to phase out single-use plastic, but hope the market will drive demand for plastic-free options.
Gippsland beef producer Paul Crock believes he can go plastic-free, despite being […]

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 […]

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 […]