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Movement for more resistant starch in your diet (Podcast 26 Jun 2013)

Consumption of resistant starch leads to positive changes in the bowel and could protect against genetic damage implicated in bowel cancer.

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.

Genomics to boost northern beef herd productivity – Building a genetic library

CSIRO researchers are tapping into the information contained in the DNA of Australia's northern beef herds to uncover ways to improve fertility in harsh northern conditions.

An anti-viral treatment for healthier black tiger prawns

CSIRO scientists have developed an antiviral capable of preventing prawn mortality from Gill-Associated Virus (GAV).

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)

Protecting the future of Aussie aquaculture farming through new sensor technology

Working together with the University of Tasmania our researchers have developed new bio-sensors that can measure environmental and biological data including the heartbeat of an oyster.

Dietary fibre research taking a new turn (Podcast 30 Sep 2007)

Senior CSIRO nutritionist, Dr David Topping explains how the type of fibre we eat can improve our health. (5:36)

Werribee, Vic (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences)

Research at CSIRO's Werribee site is focused on food processing.

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 Jerome Werkmeister: developing biological and synthetic materials for cell therapies and tissue regeneration

Dr Jerome Werkmeister designs new scaffolds based on natural biological systems to allow control of cell amplification and function for cell therapies and regeneration of diseased or damaged tissue.

Prawn farming: towards a sustainable and profitable future

Over the past 20 years, CSIRO research has focused on environmental and health management issues, domestication, selective breeding and prawn nutrition, to move the industry towards a more sustainable and profitable future.

Dr Sumana Bell: adding value to Australian grains

Dr Sumana Bell believes that science is the quickest road to innovation, the trick to shifting paradigm and adding value to conventional products.

Dr Nick Hudson: systems biology researcher

Dr Nick Hudson is a research scientist using molecular technologies to study muscle growth, metabolism and efficiency in mammals and birds.

Dr Sonja Dominik: breeding better livestock and aquatic animals

Dr Sonja Dominik specialises in quantitative molecular genetics and works to develop better breeding strategies for a range of livestock and aquaculture species.

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.

Centre for Grain Food Innovation: increasing the understanding of grains processing

CSIRO, Curtin University of Technology and the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia are working together to improve and increase the use of Australian grains in export markets.

Dr Sigrid Lehnert: genomics research for beef cattle reproduction

Dr Sigrid Lehnert leads research which uses the study of genomes (genomics) and the study of the functions, structures, and interactions of proteins (proteomics) to improve beef cattle reproductive performance.

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.

Dr Melony Sellars: advancing aquaculture production using genetic technologies

Dr Melony Sellars is researching ways to enhance aquaculture production and breeding practices through the application of advanced genetic technologies.

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.

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