Queensland Science…AGRICULTURE and FOOD…making a difference

Queensland Science…AGRICULTURE and FOOD…making a difference


The human population is rapidly expanding and one of the grand challenges we have is how to feed the population. We are helping people to produce more food that is healthier, and our unique combination of science and technology, and a tropical and subtropical environment means that Queensland is the natural leader in this area of science globally. We are making crops more resilient, by making them more drought and disease tolerant. And globally we are addressing issues around nutritional security which is how can we best enhance the nutrients in crops that are exported to regions where such deficiencies and health issues exist Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production industry in the world, and has a very important role in filling this requirement feed for animal protein into the future in more sustainable ways. We need to find ways to make agriculture more profitable We work at QUT here on a range of technologies looking at producing fuels, chemicals and animal feeds from agricultural wastes. Farmers are very excited about the opportunities that we’re creating. Our company manufactures feed enzymes The products improve the nutritional uptake from feed and makes the whole production of food more sustainable. We partner with world class researchers like the university at QUT, the UQ and develop …bring these new products to the market. Queensland science Making a difference Queensland science
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