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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Dryland Production Systems The emerging aflatoxin food safety issue in peanut threaten the future viability of peanut production in the dryland production regions, as processors, exporters and consumers continue to demand high quality and safe food... Aflatoxins are a group of toxins produced in peanut kernels by the fungus Aspergillus flavus under certain conditions of high temperature and lowered moisture availability, and cause severe illness and possible death in high doses... Aflatoxin contamination in peanut kernels continues to be a.....
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In particular I believe state and national agricultural lobby groups would benefit from the recommendations as they do much of the work in promoting agriculture in Australia and inevitably are used as media sources by agricultural and non agricultural journalists alike... Sir Gill says short answers of 20-25 seconds are effective, which I believe is an excellent technique when being interviewed by news journalists as it fits the "grab" length they would want for their bulletins... Rather than use the report to outline some of the traditional methods used by PR professionals such as holding press conferences and writing releases, I will instead look at some of the other approaches around the world to deliver the message of agriculture to the public...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project "Improving food quality and end use market acceptance of Australian pulses" will run for 3 years, finishing on 30 June 2013... The project also has a research component on cooking quality that links directly with a related GRDC project lead by VIC-Horsham... It is vital that Australian pulses have acceptable or superior qualities to maintain and enhance market share world wide...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The project "Improving food quality and end use market acceptance of Australian pulses" will run for 3 years, finishing on 30 June 2013... The project also has a research component on cooking quality that links directly with a related GRDC project lead by VIC-Horsham... It is vital that Australian pulses have acceptable or superior qualities to maintain and enhance market share world wide...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The five-day conference in Sydney last year was attended by more than 600 delegates from every wheat-producing region in the world - both developed and developing - representing regional, national and international organisations... Conference chair Professor Peter Sharp, from the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute, described in his opening address how wheat continued to underpin food security in a world where climate, pests and pathogens were changing... He noted that growers were seeking robust, higher-yielding varieties adapted to climatic, biotic and abiotic stresses; millers and manufacturers of food and beverage products required consistently high-quality raw materials to ensure the integrity of their products; and consumers of wheat products were increasingly discerning...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The five-day conference in Sydney last year was attended by more than 600 delegates from every wheat-producing region in the world - both developed and developing - representing regional, national and international organisations... Conference chair Professor Peter Sharp, from the University of Sydney's Plant Breeding Institute, described in his opening address how wheat continued to underpin food security in a world where climate, pests and pathogens were changing... He noted that growers were seeking robust, higher-yielding varieties adapted to climatic, biotic and abiotic stresses; millers and manufacturers of food and beverage products required consistently high-quality raw materials to ensure the integrity of their products; and consumers of wheat products were increasingly discerning...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Decision making within a category is often price driven and disjointed there is a need for a value chain that is transparent and collaborative between three parties - the retailer, supplier and consumer... The overall viability of such programs may only be short lived for several reasons: economics, changing consumer buying behaviours and consumer lifestyles, or competition... European suppliers are in touch with the needs of both consumers and retailers...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Results suggest that multigrain and wholegrain breads are increasing in popularity as consumers seek more healthy and nutritious food... While taste and texture and value for money are the major criteria consumers use in making their decision to purchase bread in a retail store, interest in fair trade and sustainability is important to a significant number of consumers... The majority of consumers (86%) indicate that they may be willing to pay up to 10% more to purchase bread that has been derived from wheat that has been grown in a more sustainable manner...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Economic Outcomes: The aim of the research was to increase understanding of community attitudes and behaviours towards grain based foods, in particular products containing wholegrains and products containing wheat or gluten... Social Outcomes: Previous research has indicated that while the importance of cereal foods in a health promoting diet is internationally accepted, only a small proportion of Australians regularly meet recommended dietary intakes for cereal foods, including wholegrains... The results of the current study provide insight into factors associated with consumption of different kinds of cereal foods, how wholegrains, carbohydrates, and cereals are perceived by the general population, and the underpinnings of an emerging trend towards decreased gluten consumption...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
A guide for broad acre farmers to understand the markets in order to match production to consumption.. As a farmer with a marketing background it is my desire to understand the potential for these countries to produce enough food to feed themselves, and discover where opportunities may arise for Australian broad acre farmers to supply sectors of the market that they cannot successfully do themselves... The report is a long term view into understanding the markets, what drives them and where our opportunities, as farmers, will be into the future...
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