Food Futures Flagship research in future oilseeds includes modifying plant oils for increased nutritional benefit as well as increasing the amount of oil produced in plants.
Future grains, grain based foods and feed
The Food Futures Flagship is researching ways to develop novel, high value grains and oilseeds to provide substantiated health benefits to consumers and new opportunities for industry.
BARLEYmax grain FAQs
BARLEYmax™ grain is a natural wholegrain with enhanced nutritional benefits. This 'supergrain' is now available to consumers in a range of products. Find out how and where to buy these products.
Understanding floodplain ecosystems
CSIRO's research to better understand and predict the response of floodplain ecosystems to environmental change will enable more effective environmental water regimes.
Omega-3 crops quest within reach
This three-page article discusses how farmers and consumers could benefit from research in the Food Futures Flagship that has successfully transferred genes from marine plants into an oilseed plant - paving the way for genetically-modified oilseeds high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Fast tracking oil genes
This two-page information sheet is about a new method for assembling gene groups to make better crops.
CSIRO launches Mandarin Podcasts
A series of podcasts in Mandarin language were launched in Canberra today which highlight careers in science and in working with Australian science and industry to a potential audience of 1.2 billion people worldwide.
Summer Student Program Projects
Summer studentships offer second and third year university students an opportunity to conduct research at CSIRO Food Health and Life Sciences.
Dr Jean Finnegan: understanding flowering
Dr Jean Finnegan leads research into the control of the initiation of flowering and the role of epigenetic regulation in plant development at CSIRO Plant Industry.