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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.

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)

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)

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)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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)

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)

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

Melbourne: Clayton, Vic (Clayton laboratories)

CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.

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.

An Atlantic salmon selective breeding program for Tasmania

A six-page 'backgrounder' on the establishment of a commercial selective breeding program for Tasmania's Atlantic salmon industry.

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.

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The Prime Minister, The Hon John Howard, MP, today launched one of the largest targeted scientific research programs in Australia’s history.

Science for tomorrow: developments

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

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.

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.

Science for tomorrow

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

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)

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: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on transforming primary industries under climate change, science by the people, future foods, future grains and genes that control cereal crop flowering. (1 page)

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