Healthy diets, healthy planet: it is possible
The food we eat and the way we produce it are causing some pretty big environmental problems. We now have global scientific targets give to all humans a healthy diet without depleting the planet’s resources.
Love fish? Choose a range when selecting seafood.
Our research shows that huge economic and environmental benefits could come from fully using fish now discarded. If all of the edible fish caught was kept and sold, both the sustainability and profitability of fishing would significantly improve.
Future foods could make you healthier, and the planet greener
Could future foods such as insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat feed us in both an environmentally sustainable and healthy way?
Here’s the seafood Australians eat (and what we should be eating)
Over 85 per cent of seafood caught in Australia is sustainable. However, just because a fish is sustainably caught, it doesn’t make it the most nutritious and healthy option – and vice versa. We've compared the two to see what seafood is both sustainable and nutritious.
Our food detectives are on the case
Just as a fingerprint can identify a person, our food detectives are working to stamp out food fraud by using isotopes to trace food from the paddock to the plate.
The Midas lunch: we fed prawns gold and sifted through the mess, for science
The secret to better prawn health could be in their digestive system, and feeding them gold could help to provide the answer.
Global strategies needed to combat antibiotic and pesticide resistance
Resistance to antibiotics and pesticides is rising at alarming rates. Global strategies, such as those developed for Australia’s cotton industry, to maintain ‘susceptible’ insects, are key in our fight against resistance.
Healthier rice is extra nice
Everybody loves rice. Everybody loves to be healthy. We’ve discovered a way to combine those two loves.
Top four food trends you’ll soon see on supermarket shelves
Some food trends come and go (we’re looking at you salted caramel) but some are much more long-term because they’re based on science.
Is your honey faking it?
With news that our honey might be cut with artificial substitutes, we look at how blockchain could be used to help solve issues like this in the future.
Ceres in your phone, our app that predicts farmers’ cereal yields
The digital revolution isn't limited to metropolises—Graincast is our app that helps farmers estimate yields from a single paddock to an entire crop.