Sweet cherries could alleviate obesity-related inflammation

Sweet cherries could alleviate obesity-related inflammation

Clinical trials to investigate the anti-inflammatory capacity of sweet cherries, in a bid to prevent and treat obesity-related inflammation, are due to start in 2016. Melanie Blackhall, from the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health, is collaborating with industry partners Reid Fruits and Essential Oils Tasmania to determine whether cherries offer anti-inflammatory health benefits. “Anecdotal…

Increasing size of harvest pie

Increasing size of harvest pie

The costly and significant problem of sugarcane harvest losses will receive a major research investment boost, thanks to a new $5.5 million announcement as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Rural R&D for Profit Programme. Losses from mechanical sugarcane harvesting have been conservatively estimated to cost the Australian sugarcane industry $150 million per year. Deputy Prime…

Cane growers score century for Reef

Cane growers score century for Reef

Queensland’s sugarcane growers are ensuring their industry’s long term environmental sustainability and profitability by flocking to the industry’s best management practice program, Smartcane, and reaching an important milestone. 102 businesses have been independently accredited as farming at or above industry best practice standards in the three core modules – Drainage and Irrigation Management, Soil Health…

Jeanwest Woolmark knitwear

Jeanwest Woolmark knitwear

Jeanswest has launched a new collection of women’s and men’s premium Woolmark-certified knitwear as part of their new Autumn/Winter campaign. Working with The Woolmark Company demonstrates Jeanswest’s continued commitment to increasing their premium category in conjunction with traceability and transparency in relation to its sourcing while supporting the Australian wool industry. The Woolmark logo is…

Horizon Scholar in field of his own

Horizon Scholar in field of his own

A passion for food sustainability and a desire to use technology to help feed the growing global population has seen Western Sydney University student Isaac Jones selected as a Horizon Scholar. After studying at Hurlstone Agriculture College, Isaac enrolled in a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at the University’s Hawkesbury campus, with the…

SA wineries shine on global stage

SA wineries shine on global stage

Two South Australian wineries have been recognised as the most awarded in the world by World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ). Out of the 2015 World Ranking of Wines (WRW) Top 5 Wineries in the World, two were Australian – more than any other wine producing country in the world. Receiving a combined…