Blog by FIAL

Sweet Potato Vodka
Krista and Rob Watkins have a history of turning waste into profits. Known for their Natural Evolution brand of products including a green banana flour, the pair have turned their hand to distilling and created an Australian-first spirit.
27/11/20 10:34 AM - Comment(s)
RecycleMe™ System


Traditional hot and cold takeaway cups incorporate a difficult-to-remove polyethylene plastic liner. That liner is tightly bonded to the paper cup, which not only makes it waterproof and therefore capable of containing liquids, but also makes it impossible to recyc...

23/11/20 02:08 PM - Comment(s)
Glasshouse Tomatoes


Back in the 1980s, when Mark Millis decided he wanted to ‘put the taste back in tomatoes’, he started experimenting but suffered continual crop loss to rain and hail. He investigated field production alternatives — including hydroponics — and found commercial glasshouse growing wasn’t reall...

02/11/20 05:49 PM - Comment(s)
Artisan Cheeses and Beers


Making and selling cheese using the same methods employed 100 years ago may not immediately be regarded as innovative, especially in an era where mass market supply via broad distribution is the end goal for many growers, producers and manufacturers.

For Nick Haddow at Bruny Island Cheese, f...

02/11/20 05:42 PM - Comment(s)
Bio Colostrum Powder


The initial secretion produced by mammals post-birth, colostrum is highly nutritious and rich in the antibody proteins essential to fighting infection. Thought to boost immunity, improve gut health and accelerate healing, bovine colostrum has proven to be a viable option for milk producers ...

02/11/20 05:35 PM - Comment(s)
The A$200 billion opportunity in 2030 for the Australian food and agribusiness sector

From droughts and bushfires to a pandemic, Australia’s food and agribusiness industry (Industry) has navigated major disruptions in recent years. These events aside, the Industry has an immense opportunity before it to deliver greater value for the Australian economy. We must look to invest and inno...

02/11/20 05:24 PM - Comment(s)
Connecting Australian export-ready suppliers with qualified buyers in a virtual setting
FIAL’s Virtual Meet the Buyer events provide export-ready Australian food and agribusinesses the opportunity to secure a one-to-one virtual meeting with interested buyers in key markets around the globe.
02/11/20 04:49 PM - Comment(s)
Food and Hotel Asia 2018
Singapore is Australia’s largest trade and investment partner in the ASEAN region. This relationship is particularly strong for the food and agribusiness sector.
02/11/20 04:43 PM - Comment(s)
Gulfood 2020
Gulfood, held in Dubai, is the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. In 2020, FIAL was pleased to play host to 11 Australian food and beverage businesses on the Australian stand
02/11/20 04:35 PM - Comment(s)
CSIRO Futures Roadmap for Growth
Future growth of the sector cannot be sustained by productivity improvements alone. CSIRO Futures worked with FIAL and other industry and researchers to identify major growth opportunities and what the food and agribusiness sector needs to do to achieve them.
13/10/20 06:24 PM - Comment(s)
Size of the Prize: An Overview of 16 Opportunities for Australian Food & Agribusinesses
An Overview of 16 Opportunities for Australian Food & Agribusinesses. The food and agribusiness sector is faced with a number of challenges and opportunities related to demand, supply, innovation, and regulation that will shape the evolution of the sector over the next 5-10 years
13/10/20 06:17 PM - Comment(s)
Protein Market: Size of the prize analysis for Australia
Many consumers are increasingly basing their food purchasing decisions on the nutritional value of the products, particularly around the protein content. Food businesses must be kept up-to-date with the latest trends in health and nutrition.
13/10/20 06:13 PM - Comment(s)
New study highlights the need for Australian producers to take advantage of the growing global protein market.
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13/10/20 06:08 PM - Comment(s)
International expert to help fight food waste in Australia
With $20 billion of food wasted every year in Australia, the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has partnered with Woolworths and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) to bring international sustainable food systems expert Mark Barthel to Australia
13/10/20 06:05 PM - Comment(s)
Interview: How The Smoked Egg Company grew with FIAL
FIAL caught up with The Smoked Egg Company to learn how their business is growing, understand how FIAL helped their growth and find out what advice they have for those starting out in the food industry
13/10/20 06:01 PM - Comment(s)
National Food Waste Strategy - Feasibility Study announcement
Food and Agribusiness Industry Growth Centre, Food Innovation Australia Limited, has announced it will be funding and coordinating a $400k study to ascertain the feasibility of Australia’s target of halving its food waste by 2030.
13/10/20 05:54 PM - Comment(s)
The Growing Case for Industry Collaboration
In celebration of Australia’s renowned ingenuity, FIAL has today published the fifth edition of its Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations.
13/10/20 05:51 PM - Comment(s)
Gourmet Fermented Foods
Prior to establishing Spiralz Fermented Foods, founder Michelle Amor had a keen interest in health and in providing nutritious food for her family. When faced with a chronic condition diagnosis, Michelle chose to take a holistic approach, focusing on the link between gut microbiome and health.
13/10/20 05:44 PM - Comment(s)
Wastewater Management
Bioaction has developed an alternative wastewater treatment method that utilises nanobubble technology to entrain higher rates of oxygen in wastewater, improving treatment efficiency and significantly reducing energy use.
13/10/20 05:40 PM - Comment(s)
Gourmet Pickled Bamboo Shoots
Nestled in the hinterland of Queensland's glorious Sunshine Coast, the Big Heart Bamboo plantation produces fresh and ready-to-use gourmet pickled bamboo shoots.
13/10/20 05:34 PM - Comment(s)