News: Food Science

Pollen home delivery sweet for honey bees

Honey bee visits potted polliniser plant on the back of a slow moving vehicle

Scientists have teamed up with Adelaide Hills growers to improve cross-pollination in netted apple orchards.

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Ali Gill’s unlikely journey to a hemp PhD

Ali Gill on Horizon placement at Advanta Seeds in Toowoomba

When Ali Gill enrolled in a science degree, she never thought she’d go on to pursue a PhD to determine the drought tolerance and water use efficiency of industrial hemp.

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Durum breeding program to grow with Australian Grain Technologies

A durum crop in New South Wales. Image courtesy of GRDC.

Durum Breeding Australia has announced that Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd has been awarded the licence to take the durum breeding program forward.

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How is drought affecting cereal plants such as wheat and barley?

Wheat in glasshouse

Scientists have summarised seven years of research published in more than 20 international journals, on the effect of drought on cereal plants.

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Scientists find greener way to extract health-promoting molecules from food waste

Apples

Scientists show greener process for extracting health-promoting molecules from food waste to use in skincare and pharmaceutical products.

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More than enough yard to have your lawn and eat too

Backyard in Adelaide's south west showing you can have a lawn and grow your own self-sufficient vegetable supply too.

Adelaide residents would only need to give up a small area of their lawn to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

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Plants growing in tough soil respond to hormones, not barriers

Roseworthy wheat crop

When soil is tough and compact enough to make using a shovel difficult, roots are going to have trouble too, but not for the same reasons.

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Scientists in the news this week: September 2020

Archie Saunders, Fred Pickett, Jasmin Packer, and Geraldine Turner are determined to save the "precious" Whibley wattle from extinction

Here are the stories of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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Food scientist is advisor on plant-based meat

Professor Martin Cole

Internationally recognised food scientist joins Australian plant-based meat startup v2food as its new chief scientific advisor.

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Science graduates share tales of career success in new podcast

Podcast - Sarah chats with Millie Shinkfield, Quality Assurance Assistant Mexex Food Production

Hear inspiring stories from science graduates in the University of Adelaide’s new podcast series.

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