Ingredients > Cereals & grains

New wheat varieties showing resistance to Ug99

18 March, 2009

In a study released at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2009 Technical Workshop in Mexico, researchers have developed varieties of wheat that are not only resistant to plant rust fungus Ug99, but also produce more grain than today’s most popular varieties.

International wheat experts meet to tackle the 'plant plague'

18 March, 2009

Wheat experts from Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas have converged on the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2009 Technical Workshop in Mexico to discuss the worldwide threat of the Ug99 windborne plant fungus, which could decimate 90% of the globe's wheat varieties.

Record high corn prices and the impact on food costs

12 March, 2008

Recent US trades driven by economic growth in developing countries and favourable exchange rates, combined with tight global grain supplies, resulted in record or near-record prices for corn, soybeans and other food and feed grains in 2007

Australians not eating enough grain

31 October, 2007

A national consumer education campaign promoting consumption of at least four serves of grain-based foods a day for optimum health was launched this week in Sydney.

Wheat quality in the spotlight

24 May, 2007

Molecular biologist Professor Rudi Appels has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship within the Food Futures Flagship, to advance the application of genomics technologies to high quality grains, including wheat and barley.

Modern flour mills replace stone mills in Egypt

06 June, 2005 by Danetta Bramhall

New, modern mills with centralised PLC/PC control have replaced giant millstones in a massive project that required the combined efforts of several global suppliers to ensure success

Low dust ingredients

17 January, 2005

Danisco has developed a low-dust powder technology for food manufacturers with an eye for a top factory environment. Capa-ble of reducing up to 98% of the dust from dry-blended ingredi-ents, the technology lies behind Danisco's range of low-dust ingredients.

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