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The tree of shelf-life
A food scientist from UQ is working with Indigenous Communities to unlock a lucrative industry – using Kakadu Plum to extend the storage life of food.
Plum award for Australian Native food industry collaboration
A powder extracted from the Kakadu plum to extend the shelf life of frozen ready-made foods has earned a University of Queensland researcher and her team a national award for community engagement.
ABC Landline Story: Kakadu Plums
Kakadu or bush plums have the highest known natural vitamin C content in the world. A group of Indigenous women in a remote Top End community are poised to benefit from selling Kakadu plums. But so-called bio pirates are circling in the murky business of locking up the intellectual property around bush foods. A report from Wadeye in the Northern Territory
Shaping Australia’s food identity
A team of researchers are determined to change the Australian menu and move beyond the cliché meat pies and lamingtons to see distinctive Australian cuisine and food products served up.
Packed full of antioxidants, Australian Native foods are going global | ABC News
Australia is famous for lamingtons and the beloved meat pie, but researchers want to transform our traditional cuisine to include native bush foods like Illawarra plums, pindan walnuts and wattleseed.
Kakadu Plum Value Chain
This project brings together existing partners: UQ QAAFI, Kindred Spirits Enterprises – Traditional Homeland Enterprises (T.H.E.) and Charles Darwin University to review the existing value chains within the established Kakadu Plum (KP)/ Gubinge (Terminalia ferdinandiana) industry. This is to address the issue of supplying consistently high quality KP/ Gubinge products to ensure a more reliable supply of products which can better capture market access and grow customer loyalty
Plum Pickings: Ancient Fruit Ripe For Modern Plates
An Indigenous fruit which is one of the earliest known plant foods eaten in Australia could be the next big thing in the bush foods industry.
ALNF Wins Living First Language Platform Award In Texas
ALNF so excited that the Living First Language Platform was a winner at the 2019 Innovation Awards in Austin, Texas today. Receiving this international recognition is…
Singing The Archive – Presenting Ara Irititja
Rene Kulitja preparing for her presentation at the International Australian Studies Association (InASA) Conference at Notre Dame University, Fremantle, 8 December 2016.
Project Aims To Develop Roadmap For A Sustainable Bush Medicine Industry
The recent commercialisation of the Kakadu plum, as a super food and skin product, has many looking for the next big thing in Australian native plants. Now an academic-industry collaboration aims to…
Beer Made From Boab Tree!
An Aboriginal entrepreneur who is making beer from boab trees is one of many Indigenous business owners in WA’s Kimberley bucking the trend when it comes to start-up success.
Winner Winner – Victorian Early Years Awards!
The Community Connect Traralgon East Project supported by KSF and KSE won the award for Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships at the Victorian Early Years Awards. The award is…
Community Connect In Traralgon East Receives Award Nomination
Kindred Spirits is delighted to congratulate and support the wonderful work of our partner Traralgon East Community Centre as finalist in the Victorian Early Years Awards, under the…
Developing Northern Australia CRC Backs Kakadu Plums
The CRC for Developing Northern Australia believes the Kakadu plum industry is poised to take advantage of the $US130 billion functional foods market. In Darwin today…
Bush Tucker Doughnuts And Curries For Melbourne Diners The Latest Tastes Of Harvest From Arnhem Land
Bush foods that have been harvested for thousands of years in a remote Aboriginal community are being turned into products such as doughnuts and…