food security

Global audience for food technology

March 22nd, 2017

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.

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National research centre at Murdoch

July 11th, 2016

Mediterranean fruit fly

Murdoch University has been chosen as the location for a national research facility which will help Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry.

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Leading light in food security honoured

March 15th, 2016

Professor Paul Teng received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Murdoch University

One of the world’s greatest authorities on food security in Asia was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Murdoch University.

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Asia food security enquiry calls for cooperative approach

December 2nd, 2015

Second Murdoch Commission Co-Chairs Professor John Edwards and Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

An independent report commissioned by Murdoch University has found that a more cooperative and strategic approach between and within countries in Asia will be required to tackle the challenge of food security.

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Murdoch student urges action on food security at UN

October 29th, 2015

Laura Grubb presented at the UN Committee on Food Security

Murdoch University animal science honours student Laura Grubb has made a global call for action at a United Nations conference to help solve the issues facing modern agriculture and food security.

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Food security inquiry visits Vietnam

July 9th, 2015

Commission meeting with Dr Dang Kim Son and members of Vietnames Ministry of Agriculture

Improving the nutritional quality of rice and reforming farming practices so they are more efficient are among the food security issues facing Vietnam, the Second Murdoch Commission has found.

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Inquiry explores food security issues in China

June 2nd, 2015

Second Murdoch Commission members Professor John Edwards, Dr Chris Vas and Cat Bevan-Jones inspecting seedlings at Hong Sha, a village development project run by the Chinese government in Sichuan Province.

Members of Murdoch’s independent inquiry into food security learnt how China is tackling food security issues on a recent visit to Beijing and the Sichuan Province.

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Opinion: India and WA – A reluctant super power and a wiser State

April 21st, 2015

Professor Andrew Taggart

In an editorial piece for West Australian, Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart discusses the importance of India as a business and education partner, and how WA must learn from earlier mistakes made with other Asian trading partners to make the most of the relationship.

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Second Murdoch Commission visits India for food security forums

April 2nd, 2015

Dr Ravinder Kaur, Director Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Professor John Edwards, Co-Chair of the Second Murdoch Commission

Key stakeholders with power and interest in India’s food and agriculture sectors came together in March as part of the Second Murdoch Commission on food security.

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Independent inquiry to examine contemporary food security in Asia

October 22nd, 2014

Second Murdoch Commission Co-Chairs Professor John Edwards and Professor Mely Caballero Anthony

The Second Murdoch Commission on food security in the Asian region was launched by Murdoch’s Interim Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Taggart.

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