Processing technologies

Protecting the ‘right to be forgotten’ in the age of blockchain

One of the key selling points of blockchain is that once data is added to the chain, it can’t be changed or removed. But this same immutability makes blockchain problematic in a world of heightened privacy laws. The tension between blockchain and the right to be forgotten will only increase…Read More

Raja Jurdak, CSIRO; Ali Dorri, UNSW; and Salil S. Kanhere, UNSW, November 27, 2018

Gene editing scissors are less accurate than we thought, but there are fixes

CRISPR gene editing technology is revolutionising medicine and biology, including agriculture, but a new study has called into question the precision of the technique…Read More

Gaetan Burgio, Australian National University, July 23, 2018

Barley outperforms wheat in frost-prone areas

Western Australian research has confirmed barley is better than wheat when getting the best from early sown crops in frost-prone landscapes…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Murray Darling jobs to decentralise to regional centres

Regional communities have welcomed the Federal Government’s move to bolster the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) presence in regional centres to 104 positions – or around one-third of its total staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

Japan’s Nisshin buys Allied Pinnacle flour and bakery business

Major Australian flour miller, ingredients supplier and baker Allied Pinnacle has been bought by Japan’s Nisshin Seifun Group Inc to expand its comparable business…Read More

Grain Central, March 6, 2019

GrainCorp sells Australian Bulk Liquid Terminals for $350m

GrainCorp has sold its Australian Bulk Liquid Terminals (ABLT) business to ANZ Terminals for around $350 million, but plans to continue using the assets under a long-term storage agreeement with the new owners…Read More

Grain Central, March 4, 2019

Ingham’s 1H19 profit up 2.9pc despite high feed costs

Earnings from increased poultry volumes have helped offset high feed costs in the half-year ending 29 December 2018 for Ingham’s Group Limited, Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer…Read More

Grain Central, March 1, 2019

CBH set to build further 800,000t of storage at WA sites

CBH Group is planning to spend more than $150 million to add in excess of 800,000 tonnes of new storage and associated inloading and outloading equipment to the Western Australian bulk-handling system, with work due to start in coming months…Read More

Grain Central, February 26, 2019

Ridley earnings a solid $21.5m in 1H19

Ridley’s strategy to support and retain dairy customers in the main milk-producing regions bode well for its earnings results in the half year to 31 December 2018. The company also reported major construction contract now in place for its new mill at Wellsford…Read More

Liz Wells, February 22, 2019

Ingham’s opens Murray Bridge feedmill + VIDEO

Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has opened a greenfield feedmill at Murray Bridge to supply its poultry production in South Australia, and bring in-house a feed supply arrangement previously in place with Ridley Corporation…Read More

Grain Central, February 21, 2019

Ag professionals need to heed Banking Royal Commission lessons

The ramifications of the recent Banking Royal Commission (BRC) have profound significance for everyone involved in agriculture, according to Ag Institute Australia (AIA) chair Turlough Guerin…Read More

Grain Central, February 21, 2019

GrainCorp pursues offshore expansion through drought

Shareholders at today’s GrainCorp annual general meeting heard the company is ready to set up facilities in India, that several companies were interested in buying parts of the GrainCorp portfoilio, and that LTAP was still interested in buying the lot…Read More

Grain Central, February 20, 2019

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