Animal-based protein production
We work with livestock farmers and allied industries to improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability through better livestock breeds and management practices.
Our research in aquaculture aims to boost the value, competitiveness and sustainability of Australia's aquaculture industry.
Plant-based protein products
New research has found gluten-like proteins in ryegrass, which might – or might not – be a problem for people with gluten intolerance.
Cracking lupin wide open
Harnessing the power of protein from lupin has been a decades-long process, but it’s finally seeing the light. (ECOS)
CSIRO and Jack Cowin launch v2food
PARTNER RELEASE - What do you get when you pair up the nation’s best-of-breed scientists and one of Australia’s most prolific food industry pioneers? v2food.
Australian Plant Proteins
Australian Plant Proteins (APP) optimised the protein content extracted from faba beans to more than 80% through a CSIRO Kick-Start project.
Converting food waste
Food currently lost or wasted throughout the production and consumption cycle can be converted into nutritious and tasty foods.
Novel protein production systems
We’re using our expertise in flavour, texture and precision fermentation to help produce great-tasting dairy without the cow.
Sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste
This National Science Week, Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a secret recipe to get Black Soldier Flies in the mood could help tackle our local food waste crisis.
Novacq prawn feed
Novacq prawn feed, developed by CSIRO, is helping Australian prawn farmers grow bigger, healthier prawns sustainably, faster and cheaper.
Our protein expertise
The future of protein
A growing population, resource constraints and the ‘flexitarian’ movement mean we need value-added premium protein sources to complement animal-derived protein production. (ECOS)
We are using mass spectrometry (MS) and proteomics to help identify key proteins that will benefit Australia's livestock and plant industries, and improve human health.
CSIRO Protein Plus
The CSIRO Protein Plus Nutrition and Exercise Plan is a lifestyle book that highlights the importance of protein and resistance exercise for weight loss and healthy ageing.
Protein Production Facility
The Recombinant Protein Production Facility provides Australian researchers access to state-of-the-art facilities for protein production, process development and optimisation.
100 years of CSIRO agriculture
Today marks a century of coordinated agricultural research in Australia, and we investigate what caused this to occur, and what resulted. (Scope)