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Producing market-ready low-emissions fuel from food waste

Four major global and national challenges – clean energy, food wastage, competition for arable land, and energy security – are being addressed by a new solar-driven liquid-fuel production method set to power aircraft and agricultural vehicles.

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New image-analysis tech to help feed the world

Remarkable Adelaide research is developing innovative image-analysis technology to dramatically accelerate identification of robust crop varieties capable of producing higher yields in harsh, climate-change-affected conditions.

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Informing Australian wine growth and innovation

Research at Adelaide is revealing critical consumer and alternative-production insights to guide Australian winemakers in the search for increased sales and new markets.

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Helping Indonesian dairy farmers prosper

A research team from the Centre for Global Food & Resources is leading a major international collaborative project to help West Javan and North Sumatran dairy farmers significantly increase the quantity and quality of the milk they produce—and achieve sustainable growth.

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Maximising food-research impact through industry partnerships

We are embracing external collaboration to ensure our food-related investigations meet real world needs and deliver a smooth, lab-to-plate transition of benefits.

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Protecting our crops’ insect pollinators

Adelaide researchers are working to arrest a worrying global decline in populations of the insects we rely on to pollinate many of our food crops – and sustain industries worth billions.

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Towards a bush berry blueprint

One of Australian native food’s best-kept, and most nutritious, secrets is now an important step closer to large-scale commercial viability, thanks to research undertaken at the University of Adelaide.

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Dietary concerns of Aussie mums and bubs

Research shows efforts to educate Australian women on their nutritional needs during and after pregnancy—and provide clear instructions regarding the correct and safe use of infant formula—are falling dangerously short.

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Tracing food crops’ source through genetic analysis

State-of-the-art DNA tracking methods developed at the University of Adelaide are set to help fibre, food and plant oil producers and processors verify their products’ source of origin—and support authorities fighting fraud.

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Uncovering how we choose our food

With countless factors – including many ethical – influencing modern-day Australians’ food choices, ongoing research into how and why we reach our decisions is providing invaluable intelligence for local food producers and policymakers.

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Unlocking the secrets of complex carbs

Influencing far more than just our energy levels and waistlines, complex carbohydrates are one of the most important building blocks of existence—and we are a global leader in their investigation.

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