Better Know a Farmer: No-Till Expert Bill Crabtree

In this issue of “Better Know a Farmer”, I contacted Bill Crabtree to learn about “no-till farming”. If you’re saying to yourself, “No-till? What are you waiting for? Till when? It doesn’t make sense” then you’re not alone. Bill has…

Australian scientific collaboration set to break world’s reliance on fish for long chain omega-3

12 April 2011. Press releaseA pioneering Australian research alliance is leading the international race to break the world’s reliance on fish stocks for its supply of the vital dietary nutrient, long chain omega-3.Today (Tuesday 12 April) three Australian organisations announced…

Long dialogue between stakeholders about genetically modified wheat starts in Australia

GM wheat — step by stepAgrifood Awareness Australia.Media Release Dec 8th 2010International grains industry leaders are building-up their consideration of the market and trade requirements that will underpin the commercialisation of GM wheat.In parallel to the global R&D program to…

Do you support innovation in South Australian crop trials? Vote here.

We need to alert you all to the fact that a poll on GM crop trials in South Australia is open on the Stock and Land website at the moment. See the right side bar on http://stage.sj.farmonline.com.au/news/state/grains-and-cropping/general/gm-trials-extended/2013833.aspx   I encourage…

Government funded TV program discusses GM food risks but gives no scrutiny to those who speculate about hazards.

Australian government funded TV program The 7.30 Report has just run an item about a purportedly new risk in GM food. To discuss this risk, the program featured an abundance of voices from antitechnology organisations but gave no effective scrutiny…

Scaremongering on shoddy ABC TV program about “GM trees” is dissected at On-line opinion

Tasmania fumes over media misconduct - On Line Opinion - 7/7/2010Scaremongering on shoddy ABC TV program Australian Story about supposedly "GM trees" has been dissected at On-line opinion. A few snippets from Online Opinion are given belowTasmania fumes over media…

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