Focus issue 197 August 2016
Leveraging technology and innovation to meet the many challenges
In this issue:
By Tony Gregson
Australia must act now to ensure a profitable, sustainable and secure agribusiness sector in the face of global challenges
By John Manners
Digital technologies have transformed the travel, retail and finance industries but are in their infancy in the agriculture and food industry.
By Alison Watkins
It would be a privilege rather than a right for Australia to be the preferred supplier of high-quality, safe and premium food for our region.
By Salah Sukkarieh
Robotics requires an overarching discussion across the whole
food-production process, including STEM education, ethics, the economic reality of food production
and how to introduce robotic technology.
By Craig Cormick
Arguing about the validity of the science is about as effective in changing attitudes as taunting name-calling.
By Mark Howden, Peter Hayman and Scott Chapman
If Australia is to compete in a world with rapid climate and other changes, we need to boost, not reduce, our knowledge base and its use.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology