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CSIRO has found a way to grow plants with healthy omega-3 oils, which are normally only found in fish and microalgae. Learn how we did it in this video from SCOPE, a science TV show for kids produced by Network Ten Australia and CSIRO. (3:00)

New wheat promises dual benefits

This two-page Farming Ahead article discusses research on breeding cereal grains that can produce positive human health outcomes. One project, involving researchers in the CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship, promises major benefits for farmers and consumers.

Partnership gives new wheat a healthy future

This details how a new joint venture between the Food Futures Flagship, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients and the Grains Research and Development Corporation is using gene silencing technology and conventional plant breeding to develop wheat with significant human health benefits. (2 pages)

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CSIRO's Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett today welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of additional funding for the organisation's National Research Flagships as part of the Government's Building our Future through Science and Innovation program.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on tiger prawn breeding, water resources in forests, models to enhance water planning and linking drought to El Nino. (1 page)

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The coming Australian food revolution is all about one-stop, guilt-free indulgence, say the researchers who are already hard at work designing it.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on biocontrol for the aquatic weed, cabomba, healthy barley foods, Helicoverpa genome sequencing and better wheat varieties. (1 page)

Microencapsulation

This two-page information sheet describes how the Food Futures Flagship and Preventative Health flagship are developing technology to precisely deliver bioactive ingredients to targeted sites in the gastrointestinal tract.

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.

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A new project led by CSIRO is exploring the genes of farmed Atlantic salmon with a view to breeding fish resistant to an amoeba that attacks their gills.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the effects of climate change and ‘sleeper’ weeds, developing gluten free beer, carbon sinks losing the battle and an enzyme to degrade the herbicide, atrazine. (1 page)

Science for tomorrow

This one-page extract from Farming Ahead magazine has four articles about developments in science from across CSIRO.

Science for tomorrow: developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on the use of remote sensing in forest management, the devlopment of nitrogen-use-efficient grains, changes in the risk area for South Australian cropping and changing rainfall patterns. (1 page)

Science for tomorrow: developments

Four stories about current developments in science from across CSIRO extracted from Farming Ahead. (1 page) 

Uncovering flavours and aromas of good wine (Podcast 18 Jan 2011)

Researchers from Plant Industry and Food Futures Flagship are investigating the aroma and flavour compounds of wine using sophisticated tools to understand what makes a good wine.

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Three academics will come to work with CSIRO this year under a new scheme, the Flagship Visiting Fellowships.

Virtual fences set to transform farming

This article in Farming Ahead describes how a CSIRO research team has developed a prototype virtual fence that confines livestock, just like a conventional fence, but uses satellite and GPS technology instead of any physical materials. (2 pages)

Addressing national challenges: science sustaining Australia's future

An overview of some of the highlights of the National Research Flagships from 2006-07. (28 pages)

Brisbane: Coopers Plains, Qld (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences)

CSIRO's research within the Health and Food Sciences Precinct at Coopers Plains is focused on the improvement of seafood, meat and horticulture products.

Armidale, NSW (FD McMaster Laboratory)

Research at FD McMaster Laboratory develops tools for breeders of sheep and cattle to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems, resulting in more efficient animals and better management practices. CSIRO’s FD McMaster Laboratory conducts research to optimise profitability, livestock welfare and on-farm decision support systems.

Adelaide: Kintore Avenue (SA)

Research at CSIRO's Adelaide laboratories covers a broad range of research and development including food, nutrition, diagnostics, biosensor research and preventative health.

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A revolution in health, flavour, quality and the safety of Australian food could add an extra $3 billion – the equivalent of another beef or wool industry – to rural sector returns.

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Grain growers can expect a return of more than twenty dollars for every dollar invested in storage research, according to CSIRO's Joanne Daly.

Science for tomorrow: developments

Four stories on CSIRO research into water flow interactions, fighting legume fungal diseases, improving Thai beef and health benefits from a new barley from Farming Ahead. (1 page)

GM wheat and barley trial - DIR099

The CSIRO Food Futures National Research Flagship is conducting genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley trials in New South Wales and Western Australia. (2 pages)

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