ABC Catalyst – “Feeding Australia – A sustainable future (part 2)”
The two-part series, Feeding Australia, was produced by the Catalyst team on ABC TV. Chef Paul West, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production, including talking with the APPF and Dr Trevor Garnett in part 2 here. Part 1 is also available to watch on ABC’s iView here.
As farmers across the country struggle with drought, researchers at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and the University of Adelaide’s Waite Institute are developing wheat varieties resilient to climate change. They are improving genetic diversity and crop yields – and they are doing it using state-of-the-art drone technology and robotics.