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Australia’s 2020 winegrape crush: constrained quantity and high quality support value growth for the sector

Cooler autumn temperatures lead to ideal ripening and harvesting conditions

07-Jul-2020

The Australian winegrape crush in 2020 was 1.52 million tonnes – the equivalent of over 1 billion litres of wine, according to the National Vintage Report 2020 released today by Wine Australia. The 2020 crush was 12 per cent lower than the 2019 crush, and 13 per cent below the ten-year average of ...

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Lion: Cyber attack and IT system failure block the normal manufacturing operations and customer service

Lion Cyber incident update 15 June 2020

15-Jun-2020

Ourinvestigationshave shownthat apartialITsystem outageatLionis aresult of aransomwareattack.In response, we immediately shut down key systems as a precaution. OurITteams and expert cyber advisorshave continued working throughout the weekend to investigate this ...

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Being proactive reduces sense of job insecurity

For some workers, the level of job insecurity increases as the contract get closer to expiring

10-Jun-2020

New Curtin University research has found workers who proactively pursue career goals are less likely to suffer a sense of job insecurity when faced with employment uncertainty, as many are now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The research, published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, ...

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Turning wine industry waste into premium products

Combating food waste in Australia

03-Jun-2020

The clean and green by-products of the Australian wine industry are ripe for upcycling, and that’s exactly what’s happening in a new initiative from Swisse Wellness, the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and Swinburne University of Technology. As part of its sustainability ...

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Create a novel plant-based protein from Australian sweet lupins

Curtin and Wide Open Agriculture unite to commercialise lupin technology

03-Jun-2020

The new agreement allows Curtin and Wide Open Agriculture to work together to develop and commercialise the new technology, which aims to unlock the functionality of proteins found in the lupin seed, providing benefits for the increasing number of consumers who are reducing their meat intake, ...

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World's smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone

Pungent produce packs an electrical punch

26-May-2020

A University of Sydney researcher has developed a new method using the world's most repulsive smelling fruit. Turning durian waste into super-capacitors could "substantially reduce" the cost of energy storage and charge devices very quickly. Imagine if we could use naturally-grown products, like ...

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Supermarkets urged to end heavy promotion of unhealthy foods

Unhealthy food was present at 90% of all staff-assisted checkouts

20-May-2020

The heavy promotion of junk foods by Australia's biggest supermarket chains is encouraging poor dietary habits, particularly among shoppers living in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, a new study has found. Researchers from Deakin University's Global Obesity Centre in the Institute for Health ...

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Coopers Boosts Malt Exports

High quality malt from overseas food producers had not been impacted by COVID-19

12-May-2020

Exports from Coopers Brewery’s malting plant at Regency Park have doubled in the past 12 months despite the impact COVID-19 is having on the brewing sector world-wide. Coopers is now sending about 35,000 tonnes of malt a year from its maltings, mainly to food producers and brewers in South ...

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Just the taste of fat can make you feel full without eating

03-Apr-2020

New Deakin research has found a possible appetite suppression dynamic for some overweight Australians, with results showing the taste of fat within a food can make some of us feel full without needing to swallow. Dr Andrew Costanzo, from Deakin's Centre for Advanced Sensory Science, led a team ...

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Kids rice snacks in Australia contain arsenic above EU guidelines

18-Feb-2020

The research found75% of rice-based products tested had concentrations of arsenic that exceeded the EU guideline for safe rice consumption for babies and toddlers. The study, published in theInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found Australian childrenwho ...

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