Australia’s commitment to foreign investment is on trial in northern Queensland where cane growers appear determined to corrode their already shaky relations with Singapore-based Wilmar International, reported the Australian Financial Review.
Australia – Wilmar upbraids trade minister over Queensland sugar regulation [Registered]
Informed sources told the paper that during a recent trade mission to Singapore, an executive from Singapore-based agribusiness giant, Wilmar International, which operates eight sugar mills in Queensland, expressed his displeasure to Mr Robb on the matter.
Discovery of plant switch regulating photosynthesis could boost crop production [Registered]
Cyclic electron flow around photosystem I (CEF) is critical for balancing the energy budget of photosynthesis, but its regulation is not well understood. Researchers were able to shot that hydrogen peroxide, which is produced as a result of imbalances in chloroplast redox state, acts as a signaling agent to activate CEF in higher plants in vivo.