Report reveals blockchain solutions and plant-based proteins as 2021’s major agricultural innovation trends

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COVID-19 highlighted the food insecurity of millions worldwide. The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of the current food system, and more specifically the existing weaknesses in every stage of the supply chain. Rabobank’s Foodbytes! platform has shared its predictions in a report titled “From Farmgate to Plate: Top Food & Ag Innovation Trends for 2021”.  Sustainable… Continue reading Report reveals blockchain solutions and plant-based proteins as 2021’s major agricultural innovation trends

Sustainable packaging startup hit by Chinese-Australian trade tensions

Australian sustainable packaging startup Planet Protector Packaging has been one victim of the Chinese-Australian trade tensions, after their deal to provide the packaging of rock lobster exports was put on hold.  Planet Protector Packaging (PPP) was established in 2016 in response to the global plastic waste crisis. Their product aims to eliminate polystyrene from supply… Continue reading Sustainable packaging startup hit by Chinese-Australian trade tensions

IKEA Australia’s plan to transform stores into clean energy power stations

Artists’ render of Adelaide green energy power installation. Source: Supplied.

IKEA Australia yesterday announced the launch of Australia-first clean energy storage initiative to power its Adelaide store, and provide a surplus of green energy to the South Australian power grid. The multinational furniture chain has partnered with Queensland’s Planet Ark Power to help meet their ambitious zero net emissions target by 2030. The project will also be run… Continue reading IKEA Australia’s plan to transform stores into clean energy power stations