Global audience for food technology March 22, 2017 Dr Kirsty Bayliss has found a way to extend the shelf life of fresh food. A researcher who has discovered how to stop mould growing on fresh food will join a select group of innovators charged with improving global health outcomes through food. Murdoch University plant disease researcher Dr Kirsty Bayliss has been named as a 2017 LAUNCH Food Innovator, and will travel to San Francisco later this month for an intensive global forum on food choices. She will be presenting her technology Breaking the Mould, a chemical-free treatment for fresh produce that increases shelf-life, prevents moulds and decays, and reduces food wastage. “Our technology will directly address the global food security challenge by reducing food waste and making more food available for more people,” Dr Bayliss said. “The technology is based on the most abundant form of matter in the universe– plasma. Plasma kills the moulds that grow on fruit and vegetables, making fresh produce healthier for consumption and increasing shelf-life.” Dr Bayliss’s team have been working on preliminary trials for the past 18 months are now preparing to start scaling up trials, working with commercial production facilities. Dr Bayliss said the LAUNCH Food Innovation Challenge was a huge opportunity: “I will be presenting our research to an audience comprising investors, company directors and CEOs, philanthropists and other influential people from organisations such as Fonterra, Walmart, The Gates Foundation, as well as USAID, DFAT and even Google Food! What is really exciting is the potential linkages and networks that I can develop; already NASA are interested in our work!” Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, Research, Animal and plant studies, environment and bioinformatics, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research, agriculture Tags: breaking the mould, dfat, fonterra, food security, food waste, gates foundation, google food, kirsty bayliss, launch food innovator, plasma, usaid, walmart Comments (4 responses) Global audience for food technology – All-Latest-News March 22, 2017 […] Print This Post […] Global audience for food technology – All-In Live News March 22, 2017 […] Print This Post […] Mike Jones March 28, 2017 Good stuff, Kirsty! Cheers Mike Arie April 6, 2017 How exciting! Go Kirsty! Go Murdoch! Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!