Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Superfoods extra insurance for consumers

Australian consumers are skeptical about new superfoods as they enter the market but still consume them for a bit of “extra insurance” for their health, according to research at the University of Adelaide. For her PhD studies, Jessica Loyer from the University’s Food Values Research Group has conducted the first research of its kind looking…

International Woolmark Prize regional final

International Woolmark Prize regional final

Exinfinitas and macgraw are the menswear and womenswear winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia & New Zealand regional final. Judge Jason Wu said “the level of talent was really high. All of the designers showed a great balance of creativity and commercialisation, which is integral.” Macgraw duo – Beth and Tessa MacGraw –…

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Plant doctors - Young Farming Champions

Young Farming Champions are defining the role of agronomy within agriculture and sharing their tales with the community. Plant doctors, agros, clod kickers – all nicknames given to those agri-professionals who spend a lot of time in their utes, poke a varied array of instruments into the soil and tell the farmer what to do…

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discovered just how easily cars can be washed away by even the smallest currents – making the crossing of floodwaters a dangerous and potentially life-threatening decision. A team at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory has been testing how small and large cars behave when they…

Dietary fibre secret to healthy old age

Dietary fibre secret to healthy old age

Most people know that a diet high in fibre helps to keep us ‘regular’. Now Australian researchers have uncovered a surprising benefit of this often-undervalued dietary component. Scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that eating the right amount of fibre from breads, cereals and fruits can help us avoid disease and disability…