Agriculture

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How can food manufacturers incentivise sustainability and boost growth?

By Niamh Michail

From green bonuses for Dutch dairy farmers to better crop efficiency for Italian wheat growers, European manufacturers are finding ways to make agricultural sustainability good for the planet and good for business. Barilla and FrieslandCampina share their...

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China direct

Bright Dairy must rebuild reputation after three incidents in May

By RJ Whitehead

Having been singled out three times in May alone by China’s food inspectors, Bright Dairy risks significant harm to its corporate image as consumers continue to doubt the safety and quality of dairy products made domestically, market analysts warn.

Dairy Australia is receiving government funding for nitrogen use efficiency research. Photo: iStock-fotokostic

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

A farm trial in New Zealand is looking into using farm effluent to create fish food.

Cow shed effluent converted to fish food

By Jim Cornall

DairyNZ and Bay of Plenty Regional Council held a public open day on a dairy farm near the New Zealand coastal community of Katikati to demonstrate the on-farm trial of a process to convert dairy shed effluent into fish food.