Free Subscription

  • Access 15 free news articles each month


Try one month for $4
  • Unlimited access to news,insights and opinions
  • Quarterly and weekly magazines
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Quarterly webinars with industry experts
  • Q&A with retail leaders
  • Career advice
  • 10% discount on events

Could Aboriginal farmers help feed the world?

Researchers are exploring the commercial potential of native grains. Image: Bigstock.
Having enough food to feed the estimated nine billion people on the planet by the middle of the century is a growing concern for the world’s environmentalists and the food industry. According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), we will need to double the amount of crops we grow by 2050 to sustain the appetites of our burgeoning population. But University of Sydney researchers are hopeful that Australia’s hot and dry lands could harbour some promise for a local solution. The Grasslands fo