Globally, food and natural resource production is going through the biggest change since the industrial revolution. Rather than merely focussing on improved and cheaper production, current changes are driven by a maelstrom of influences, many of them with sustainability at heart.Continue reading “Megatrends in sustainable food and fibre production”
Planning for the future and breaking new ground across industries must involve improving our natural environment along the way. Our lives and livelihoods depend on it
Announcing a new podcast, in which we hear from people leading the way, not only in imagining, but also providing solutions for a future with environmental sustainability in mind.
We speak to scientific experts, industry leaders, artists, adventurers, and committed personalities who make connections in their local and global communities, making life on earth a priority in their grand plans. They are the Eco Futurists.Continue reading “Eco Futurists”
So Ive been thinking for some time about the dynamics of sustainable future development, and have come up with a concept – EcoFuturism.Continue reading “Eco Futurism”
Australia is preparing to make substantial investments in the assets, facilities and services that support research and innovation. So what do these facilities support?Continue reading “The pillars of Australia’s research system”
Australia’s research infrastructure is world-class and supports our innovation, research and development activities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s research infrastructure has contributed to global efforts to develop vaccine and treatment options as well as furthering our understanding of infection biology, and will be crucial to support Australia’s socio-economic recovery post-COVID-19.Continue reading “How Australian research infrastructure supports global efforts during COVID-19”
Great experience to have hosted The Discovery Pod a new podcast series talking to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Learn more on topics such as COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence, Music Technology, Renewable Energies, Cyber Security, Food & Water Security, Nutrition and more.Continue reading “The Discovery Pod”
Here are the final block of podcasts from Series 2 of Food Futurists. Hear interviews with Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist Microsoft Azure, on how AI can revolutionise the world’s poorest farming systems; Damon Gameau, Filmmaker of 2040, on why telling the story of a better tomorrow makes sense; Callan Daley, EvokeAg 2019 Future Young Leader, on walking the talk of a new generation of Australian farmers; and Tony Hunter, Futurist, on personalised wellness, feeding the planet and more…
Yes of course it makes a noise, but if it is felled illegally can those that perpetrated the crime be caught? Here we delve into the first case to use DNA fingerprinting of trees to match timber back to the site of illegal logging activity, and which led to the prosecution of the perpetrators under the US Lacey Act.
Farmers are a pretty canny lot and constantly innovating. But whilst we have seen major changes to the agriculture system driven by mechanisation and computers in the past, we are facing a time of unprecedented change.
So its a bit overdue I know, but what with COVID 19 and all that… Anyway Im putting up here the links to Series 2 of Food Futurists, recorded at EvokeAg earlier this year. These two episodes feature interviews with Kay Hull – Chair of Agrifutures and Champion of EvokeAg – and er…me…