New national research centre to fight food waste

Food waste in garbage can image

Waite campus will be home to a new multimillion dollar national research centre to help fight the $20 billion cost of Australia’s food waste.

Announced by the Australian Government today, the $133 million Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre will undertake research to reduce and transform food waste to improve industry profitability, tackle food insecurity, and enhance Australia’s reputation as a sustainable producer of premium food products.

The bid was led by a committee of industry participants with coordination by the Department of Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition