NZ scientists blame agriculture, not fossil fuels, for rising methane

14 March, 2016

A study by scientists from New Zealand has concluded that increasing levels of methane in the atmosphere since 2007 are most likely due to agricultural practices and not fossil fuel production as previously thought.

Climate change threatens diet of rich and poor

10 March, 2016

Reduced food availability will prompt changes to diet — such as reductions in fruit and vegetable intake — that could cause twice as many deaths as undernutrition, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Banning GMOs could increase greenhouse emissions

08 March, 2016

Banning GMOs in the United States could result in higher food prices, a boost in greenhouse gas emissions and major loss of forest and pasture land, a study has shown.

Could global water management feed the hungry?

19 February, 2016

Scientists have determined that improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050.

The water-energy nexus

02 February, 2016

Increasing output while reducing consumption of water is challenging the beverage and brewing industries.

Preventing food waste better strategy than turning it into biogas

21 January, 2016

Cutting food waste instead of collecting it and turning it into biogas cuts energy impacts more than biogas production and use.

Tassal top of the table for sustainability

11 December, 2015

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been ranked number one in a report that benchmarks sustainability reporting and transparency in seafood companies.

Less meat = less heat, 'Meatless Monday' advocates say

10 December, 2015

At the COP21 in Paris, scientists have urged world leaders not to overlook the climatic implications of burgeoning global rates of meat consumption.

The elephant in the room at Paris climate talks: why food production must change

07 December, 2015 by Tim Lang and Rebecca Wells, City University London

The grand political narratives around the COP21 conference in Paris will barely touch on one crucial aspect — food.

Hydroflux HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation unit

23 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods recently installed a Hydroflux HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit for primary wastewater treatment and successfully halved its energy costs.

From bread to bulb

11 November, 2015

Researchers have found a way to create LEDs from food and beverage waste.

And you thought your electricity bill was out of control?

02 November, 2015 by Mathew Pugh, Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

How closely are you monitoring your wastewater discharge costs?

Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification

02 November, 2015 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

Pasteurisation technology supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has helped international waste-to-product business Shanks Group gain PAS 110 certification for its Westcott Park AD facility in Buckinghamshire, UK.

What a waste of potatoes

28 October, 2015

Food waste is a hot topic, and the humble potato is a disproportionate victim of our wasteful ways.

Container deposit scheme: the state of play

22 October, 2015 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting Group | Supplied by: MRA Consulting Group

The NSW Government announced in February 2015 that it had a preference to introduce a container deposit scheme. That announcement was endorsed by the Opposition. So what is the state of play beyond NSW?

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