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Total Wellbeing Diet is beneficial for public health

CSIRO stands by the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet which is based on a number of scientific trials, and is scientifically proven, the Group Executive of Agribusiness and Health, Dr Alastair Robertson said today.

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.

Science for tomorrow: developments

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

What is the sound of one prawn eating? (Podcast 02 Sep 2009)

The secret feeding habits of farmed prawns will be put under the microscope, or perhaps more accurately under the microphone as a part of a new CSIRO research collaboration with a small Australian business to develop aquaculture technologies that could revolutionise the prawn aquaculture industry. (4:24)

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.

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 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)

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)

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)

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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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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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.

SCOPEOmega3Plants_E&E_teaser

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)

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CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Geoff Garrett has welcomed the increase in funding for the Organisation announced in tonight's Federal budget.

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)

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.

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.

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)

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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.

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.

An Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Carbon Biosequestration Opportunities from Rural Land Use

This 172-page report estimates the amount of greenhouse gases that can be stored or mitigated by changes in rural land use in Queensland and more broadly, Australia.

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.

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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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.

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