The future of farming
CSIRO is working towards 'Smart Farm' of the future, with research focussing on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their potential to transform the Australian agriculture industry.
CSIRO’s other icon celebrates 50 years
It may not have spawned its own movie or played a part in NASA's moon landings, but in its own way, CSIRO’s Phytotron facility has made no less a contribution to science than its more famous cousin, the Parkes Radio Telescope, aka "The Dish".
Dr David Topping: bowel health advocate
Dr David Topping’s current research interest is the potential benefits of processed foods, such as dietary carbohydrates (fibre, resistant starch and oligosaccharides), probiotics and dietary fats, for gut health.
Improving cereal performance
Working within national regulations, researchers have established several trials around Australia to test how genetically modified wheat and barley varieties respond to field conditions.
GM wheat and barley trial DIR117
The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved an application from CSIRO to establish a small field plot of experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley in central New South Wales. (2 pages)
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
Dr Michelle Colgrave: investigating proteins
Dr Michelle Colgrave is using mass spectrometry techniques to help identify key proteins that will benefit Australia's livestock and plant industries and improve human health.
Dr James Petrie: metabolic engineering of plant oils
Dr James Petrie's research aims to modify the oil content and oil profile of plants. His current focus in on producing long chain omega-3 oils in land plants, and increasing the levels of seed and leaf oil produced in plants.
Food security and safety
We work to protect and increase the efficiency of livestock and food production systems and to assure the safety, quality and sustainability of Australian foods.
CSIRO aquaculture research news
This brochure provides an overview of the contribution that CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is making to the Australian aquaculture industry, focusing on prawn and barramundi farming. Topics covered include sustainable and profitable prawn farming, barramundi feeds, protecting prawns from viruses and research to improve prawn pigmentation. (4 pages)
Understanding consumer behaviour
We are working to understand how consumers make decisions about food, health and nutrition in order to help promote healthy outcomes for Australians.