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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"Maggie is passionate about good food and I feel pulses could tick a few positive boxes in this area," Mr Bryant says... Mr Morgan-Jones, who is executive chef and food ambassador at HammondCare, told Ground Cover that pulses were a nutritionally rich and affordable source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, more versatile than meat proteins and instrumental in overcoming challenges related to the provision of nutritious food to older people and people living with dementia... "To meet the regulations, other proteins such as meat, fish and eggs have to be cooked to death and lose their nutritional value, whereas pulses have a very low food-safety risk," he says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mr Morgan-Jones, who is executive chef and food ambassador at HammondCare, told Ground Cover that pulses were a nutritionally rich and affordable source of dietary fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, more versatile than meat proteins and instrumental in overcoming challenges related to the provision of nutritious food to older people and people living with dementia... "To meet the regulations, other proteins such as meat, fish and eggs have to be cooked to death and lose their nutritional value, whereas pulses have a very low food-safety risk," he says... Mr Morgan-Jones says pulses are ideal pur e foods that can also be used to thicken soups and sauces, meeting practical aged-care requirements while satisfying his criteria for fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Mention of a trade name or company in this publication does not imply endorsement of any product or company by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia... Overall, 60-70 per cent of flour is used in traditional flat breads, 20-25 per cent of flour is used in western style breads and 5-10 per cent is used in cakes and biscuits... In summary, canola varieties sown 2-3 weeks earlier than normal (early to mid April) can be grazed in winter prior to bud elongation (usually providing 600-800 dse grazing days/ha) and recover with no impact on yield or oil...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The threat could hinder Australian agriculture's ability to perform and compete internationally; to minimise the threat we should discuss a cross-commodity program, which involves government, and develops an understanding within our urban community of modern farming practices and the benefit of this to the environment, animals and people of Australia... Some specialists (Haniotis, 2011) reported strong government support, especially where the cost of supporting sustainable rural communities and the loss of eco-services provided by agriculture is properly valued against the cost of supporting agriculture... As a result of this missing contract the community supports agriculture less and less and the example was given in the States 22..
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Following my research, I believe that commodity production may well be the best way for Australia to exploit its comparative advantage of relatively cheap land and good environmental standards... The study expanded the definition of value adding to include relationships with customers, diversifying and investing off-farm... Australian farmers also need to look to expand their businesses to include value adding in some form, be that better alignment with end point processors, further involvement up the supply chain through investment or partnerships, investing off-farm or diversifying geographically to spread risk...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the $2.15 million Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, to be located at Charles Sturt University (CSU) at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, aims to add value to crop production, improve product marketability and boost research capacity within the industry... CSU Associate Professor in Food Science, Dr Chris Blanchard, is the centre director and he says training the next generation of grains scientists will be a key focus of the centre... Caption: Charles Sturt University Associate Professor in Food Science and director of the new Australian Research Council Training Centre for Functional Grains, Dr Chris Blanchard (rear), pictured at CSU with grain science PhD students Christina Chin and Kyle Reynolds...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In the glasshouse known as the ‘plastic igloo’, Dr Bob Redden, curator of the Australian Temperate Field Crops Collection in Horsham, Victoria, examines pea seedlings... Australian Grains Genebank (AGG) curator Dr Bob Redden, from the Department of Primary Industries Victoria, is currently overseeing the genebank's establishment... Tropical and native plants require different growing conditions and expertise, so the AGG aims to maintain a branch in Queensland that uses technical staff at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in Biloela...
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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: Ground Cover
On 4 May leading researchers gathered in Adelaide to discuss the human health benefits of pulses and recent developments in pulse food innovation... Keynote speaker Professor Lynne Cobiac, from CSIRO, spoke about the potential of pulses in addressing the triple challenge of the global food supply: ensuring food security, producing food within a changing environment and producing healthy food to mitigate the chronic disease burden while still addressing malnutrition... The potential role of pulses in cancer prevention was discussed by Dr Siem Siah from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Farming systems which minimise the movement of soil and water will also minimise the loss of nutrients and pesticides... Overall, the only large difference was the lower Zn when superphosphate was applied... In summary, Mike has found a strategy to help him interpret his yield maps - and is now taking the same approach to other paddocks to maximise fertiliser savings...
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