This edition features food safety issues and innovation.
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Commercialising Clean Tech
21 November event at KPMG Adelaide features Tom Kenyon (SA Minister for Innovation Manufacturing). Dr. Marc Newson leads an expert panel of senior executives on the future directions for SA manufacturing. Register Here

New Era for Australian Open

8 January launch of 2014 International Sports Series at Hilton on the Park. 
Denis Napthine, VIC Premier has been invited with other celebrity speakers. Exciting new era with Melbourne Park as a world class precinct. Register Here

ICT Innovation in Finance

23 April event in Sydney with invited speakers including Jackie Korhonen, from Infosys, Dr Munib Karavdic from AMP and Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, from AVCAL. Innovate or perish is particularly true for financial services. Register Here


Launch of Innovation Festival
 Ian MacFarlane, Minister for Industry, has been invited to launch the 2014 Festival on 23 April in Sydney. Half a million guests are expected for the 500+ events. Contact for partnerships, event registration and network opportunities.

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Organ Function Threat from GM

Mike Adamsthe Health Ranger, explains how studies in cell research have demonstrated the mechanism by which micro RNA from genetically engineered foods may alter organ function in humans.
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Big Social

12 November 2013 Edition

Big Social is a fortnightly issue focused newsletter. This edition features food safety issues in Australia and around the globe: is technology innovation bringing us to a healthier future?

Securing Australia's Future

Two Expert Working Group reports were released today on topics key to the sustainable future of Australia and its people: Australia and Food Security in a Changing World and World and Challenges at Energy-Water-Carbon Intersections. 

Failure of China's Top-Down Food System

The high frequency of food scandals will not be resolved by a centralized food safety system, John Yasuda tells ChinaDialogue's Tom Levitt.

Food Safety in a Global Economy 

The History of Food Safety and its impact in a Global Economy was presented at the Global Food Safety Conference, a business-driven initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide.

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GM Safety Issues 

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released today by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians.

Cross Contamination Beware 

Be aware that chicken and many other foods have the potential to harm you and your family if you don't carry out proper Food Safety practices. 
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