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CSIRO has released its Food and
Agribusiness Roadmap, charting a course
for sustainable growth in the sector amid
a highly competitive global market.
By Greg Williams
CSIRO Futures

Let's look at the numbers of greens gaining ground in more Aussie homes today. 



The 2017 Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) Awards were announced at the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention, 17 July 2017. These awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievements of AIFST members and the contributions they have made to the Institute, as well as the Australian food industry. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge the newly appointed Fellow members.

The AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention, themed The Future of Food, continued for another day of thought-provoking discussions with leaders from the Australian food industry sharing their insights around the importance and impact of Technology, Science and Innovation on the industry moving into the future.

Promotion by Givaudan

The growing awareness of health and the desire for wellness in modern lifestyles is leading to increasing consumer demand for reduced sugar or sugar-free food and beverages.

The largest gathering of Australian food professionals came together for the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention from 17 - 18 July 2017, themed The Future of Food. Leaders from the Australian food industry shared their insights around the importance and impact of Technology, Science and Innovation on the industry moving into the future.

Words by Drs Russell Keast, Gie Liem, Megan Thornton and Sara Cicerale - The Centre for Advanced Sensory Science, Deakin University

Read Belel Rathborne's introduction that featured in the July BiteSize

Are Ancient Grains really more nutritious than traditional grains?

Words by Alexandra Locke, Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council

A brief overview on the June Food Science Careers Evening. Words by Shona Gawel, General Manager - Membership Services

References used in the July/August 2017 edition of food australia



A quick bite from QLD Community of Interest Committee Convener Vaughan Gough. 

While sugar has rarely been the hero it has certainly been the villain in recent times, taking the place of former food felon – fat

Words by Sarah Hyland, General Manger - Industry Services, AIFST


In a connected world where data drives innovation, agriculture has the lowest digital adoption of all industries. Food Agility plans to change that.

Words by Food Agility CRC

Alan Mortimer AM, industry stalwart talks through his memories of the  Institute and shares his thoughts about the industry. 

The statistics are out and shows that popularity is significantly increasing for vegetarian and gluten-free diets.

Claus has led a passionate career in food science with many triumphs, including developing the Streets Blue Ribbon Classic Vanilla formula.

To mark the 50th anniversary of AIFST, in the January/Februrary 2017 edition of food australia, we interviewed AIFST Founding and longest-standing member Peter Ernest Seale. Peter, now aged 90, shared his experiences and story on the food science and technology industry over the years


Retail Baking Review Project: Validation Sought on Final Draft Qualifications & Units

The May/June edition of food australia will be a bumper issue as we lead up to the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention. This edition provides the chance to further promote and communicate your business offering ahead of the Convention and foodpro exhibition.