Focus issue 182 February 2014
Biosecurity: securing food production from serious plant pests
By Tony Gregson
The number of pests classified as high-priority threats to Australia’s plant industries now stands at more than 300.
Are soil and fertiliser resources sufficient for our food security?
By Roger Swift
By 2025 it is likely that new paradigms of food production will need to be in place to augment land-based production systems.
Processing innovation has a key role in food security
By Michael Eyles and Mary Ann Augustin
It is clear that many factors affect food security but it is underpinned by sustainable food systems.
Statistics critical in securing our food supply
By Kaye Basford and Bronwyn Harch
Statistical science has been evolving by becoming increasing entwined in all aspects of the information and decision-making value chain.
Food security and nutrition are closely linked
By David Topping
The greater part of the global population is not starving and is reasonably free of associated nutrient deficiencies. While hunger still exists at an unacceptable level, massive famines are uncommon.
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