Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 23 August 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO has hit back at claims it was pursuing a policy of undermining livestock industries, saying that it was as committed today as it had been for a century to support agricultural industries across cropping, livestock, aquaculture and horticulture – Farm Weekly, 25 August 2021.
Joint research conducted by the CSIRO and the Queensland University of Technology found that without international travel restrictions, more than 48,000 Covid cases would likely have entered Australia between January and May 2020 – Canberra Times, 25 August 2021.
CSIRO’s Dr Jessica Bogard has won the prestigious 2021 ASPIRE prize for innovations to increase access to healthy and sustainable foods for vulnerable people in low- and middle-income countries – AAS media release, 25 August 2021.
Australia could develop an industry worth up to $27 billion a year and create 44,000 jobs by 2040 by building its synthetic biology ecosystem, according to a new CSIRO report. Synthetic biology is a rapidly growing field that applies engineering principles and genetic technologies to biology, drawing on biology, engineering, and computer science, as well as many other fields – CSIRO media release, 26 August 2021.
Analysis conducted at UNSW Canberra – in collaboration with CSIRO – has demonstrated that a new space-based Earth observation system would be a valuable piece of infrastructure for monitoring and managing Australia’s inland and coastal waterbodies – Phys.Org, 24 August 2021.