Australian research into sterile insect technology has been strengthened through a $10 million collaborative project managed by Hort Innovation, with significant cash contributions by Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Government of South Australia.
Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) strategic plan for the next three years has been published, with traceability, consultation and measurement and evaluation highlighted as the major investment and operational priorities for the not-for-profit company owned by Australia’s woolgrowers.
Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak body representing the Australian seafood industry, has taken Plastic-Free July as an opportunity to highlight the innovative ways seafood businesses are fighting the war against plastic by finding replacements, implementing change and protecting the marine environment.
There is often a perception that many businesses put profit first and the environment a distant second, but new research from the University of South Australia suggests companies prioritising a healthy planet are now the ones reaping the financial rewards.
Ongoing conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued.