Cheers! Here's to gluten-free barley beer

Cheers! Here's to gluten-free barley beer

CSIRO’s Kebari barley has been used to make the world’s first commercially produced, full flavoured, barley-based gluten-free beer. This is especially good news for people with coeliac disease who could soon enjoy a greater variety of foods and beverages thanks to work by Australian scientists. German beer brewing company, Radeberger has used Kebari barley to…

Rich pastures for growth

Rich pastures for growth

Investment in northern agriculture central focus of the Northern Australia Food Futures conference in Darwin. CSIRO researchers will join more than 300 industry and government representatives to discuss the sustainable development of the north. Northern Australia, comprising 40 per cent of Australia’s land mass, is already the world’s fifth largest beef and sugar exporter, with…

Art of wool

Art of wool

After the success of 2015’s The Art of Wool exhibition, held at Armidale’s New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in NSW, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) – in collaboration with NERAM – has announced a list of new cities and venues to host the exhibition during 2016 and 2017. The Art of Wool exhibition is presented…

Better roads for beef transport in northern Australia

Better roads for beef transport in northern Australia

The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle. CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) has been applied to road upgrade proposals, submitted by stakeholders, under the Federal Government’s $100 million Northern…