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German brewer Radeberger has ordered up 70 tonnes of a new Australian gluten-free barley for use in a new beer it plans to sell at retail. (Radeberger Gruppe KG, Frankfurt)

Brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

Sydney | Reuters — Australian scientists say they have developed the world’s first WHO-approved “gluten-free” barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers. They have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) said April 8 it had sold 70 tonnes […] Read more

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‘Megatrends’ expected to move ag sector in future

CNS Canada — Health-conscious customers with money to spend will be looking to purchase more food over the next 20 years, while changing technologies and global economic uncertainty will bring their own challenges. That’s the outlook in a recent report out of Australia, highlighting five megatrends expected to impact the agricultural sector in the coming […] Read more

Australia’s temperatures found fastest-rising worldwide

Sydney | Reuters –– Australia faces a rise in temperature of potentially more than 5 C by the end of the century, outpacing global warming worldwide, the country’s national science agency said Tuesday. In its most comprehensive analysis yet of the impacts of climate change, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) painted a […] Read more