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High-level speakers at two recent, separate industry events discussed the increasing competition in bulk commodity markets and the rationale for advanced countries, such as Australia, to use their capacity for innovation to raise the product bar... GRDC manager for yield and quality traits Dr Jorge Mayer said that while innovation that improved the quality and supply reliability of malting barley would strengthen Australia's position with current customer countries, novel processes such as enzyme brewing - which uses non-malting barley, including feed-grade barley - have the potential to expand the market, in particular Australia's share of the booming Chinese beer market... "I'd like to see Australian farmers in the position to economically and practically double production of pulses that are suited to their conditions and meet market quality requirements, and that are bred with disease and pest resistance to increase yield and reduce input costs," he said...
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" Date: 05.05.2014 2016 declared UN International Year of Pulses.. Mr Edgecombe says PA will coordinate a national committee to work with government, growers, non-government organisations, retailers, food manufacturers, health and science organisations, and United Nations bodies to make the IYOP a success in Australia, and to contribute to raising the profile of pulse crops and foods globally... With rates of diabetes and obesity on the rise around the world, Mr Edgecombe says IYOP presents an opportunity to recognise pulses' exceptional potential to add taste and nutrition to modern diets...
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