The digital edition of our bumper June edition is now available for your reading pleasure

Some of my picks:

Head of Arnott's R&D Treating David Landers was as passionate about his job as many of us are about some of their biscuits. He talks us through how Arnott's develops new biscuits as well as new forms of existing favourites. Read here.    

Oakey Beef Exports is the only company in Australia with a particular biogas generation facility doing great things. Read here.  

One thing the Food & Drink Business team loves writing about is innovation and people doing remarkable things. The Food Recycle project is one such story. Read here

In my first week in the editor's chair, I headed to Byron Bay for a Macadamia Australia event. In the process I spent the morning with the Brook family, of Brookfarm muesli and snack foods fame. They have also embarked on a distillery and Pam Brook is now impatiently waiting for their first whisky to mature. In the meantime, they are making award winning gins and a macadamia liqueur. Read here.

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Packaging News

Health and the environment are converging as top concerns for consumers, with almost 60 per cent of consumers believing their health and well-being are strongly affected by environmental problems, according to a new study from Tetra Pak.

The Australian Institute of Packaging has had another successful year of its annual Foodbank Hamper Packing Day, packing 10,000 hampers for those in need and raising a million dollars in donations and funds.

Marian O'Leary of Melbourne-based packaging company RollsPack has been named Young Achiever 2019 at the Mebourne Business Awards – South East Region.