How Australian research infrastructure supports global efforts during COVID-19

With the next phase of the national research infrastructure roadmapping exercise underway, its useful to remind ourselves how important this investment is for future prosperity and response to global challenges – article first published by the Australian Academy of Sciences

The Discovery Pod

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. 

The future of food is now

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,Continue reading “The future of food is now”

If a tree falls in a forest…

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 underContinue reading “If a tree falls in a forest…”

The State of Innovation – Food

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.  

Food Futurists – Series 2

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…

What exactly is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

It’s basically a big patch of floating rubbish in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but what is it made of and how did it get there?

Taking a seat at the Global Table

I have to say I experienced something pretty special just the other week. It was Global Table at the Melbourne Show Grounds earlier in September. Billed as an event that brings together the world’s brightest minds to solve our biggest food challenges, it had much to live up to.