Carbon Dioxide

The Torrens Island power station in South Australia

Australian power plant's waste puts bubbles in beer

By RJ Whitehead

An Australian state known for its recycling initiatives and clean energy production is now using waste carbon dioxide from a gas-fired power plant to grow tomatoes and put bubbles in beer.

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Australia

Enzymes key to why some crops can weather extremes better than others

By RJ Whitehead

Research to develop food crops that produce bigger yields and cope better with drought has identified a key enzyme that might explain why sorghum and millet are more productive and can withstand extreme conditions better than wheat and rice.

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This week Down Under

Cider sales boom as festive early-adopters swap brands

By RJ Whitehead

Cider is not only Australia’s fastest-growing alcoholic beverage by far, its consumption also spikes dramatically during the southern summer months, market research suggests.

Diageo takes bottle storage to its Sydney plant

Diageo takes bottle storage to its Sydney plant

By RJ Whitehead

Having invested A$21.5m (US$16.4m) in a warehouse at its bottling facility in Sydney’s western suburbs, Diageo Australia now has capacity to store 22m bottles of Bundaberg Rum, one of its brands.

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

Southeast Asia

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

By Gary Paoli, director of research and project development at Daemeter Consulting

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

Oxfam slams Australian food industry body over climate change

Australia

Oxfam slams food industry body over climate change

By Andrew Schreiber

Global rights group Oxfam International has slammed Australia’s peak food industry body for in a report on the broader food industry’s failure to cut carbon emissions and adequately tackle climate change.

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