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Bitter chemical coating leads to quinoa success

The challenge posed by removing a chemical compound from their 'superfood' crop to create a market for WA quinoa led three innovative farmers to build Australia's largest quinoa processing plant in the state's south-west.

dateJul 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Honey certification project sets industry abuzz

Western Australia's honey is set for global recognition following a new partnership program between the industry and Bentley-based Chemcentre which could see honey values take off for local apiarists.

dateJul 26, 2016 in Other
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South-west possum populations in peril

A small, shy subspecies of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular hypoleucus) or koomal will continue to disappear from south west forests unless action is taken to address climate change.

dateJul 11, 2016 in Ecology
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Prawns return to Perth rivers

Prawns are returning to WA's beloved Swan and Canning Rivers thanks to a recent restocking program that has now seen 4.5 million juvenile western school prawns (Metapenaeus dalli) released into the iconic waterways.

dateJul 05, 2016 in Ecology
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