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National Recovery Plan a new tool in Australia’s battle to save endangered wild macadamia populations

Australia is the natural home of macadamias, and the only place on earth where they grow wild. Every commercial macadamia crop in the world can be traced back to the wild macadamia trees that still grow in the Australian rainforest. But over the last two centuries, more than 80% of wild macadamias have been lost,  posing ongoing threats to their populations. All four precious wild macadamia species are endangered, but thanks to a new National Recovery Plan to guide their protection, their future is now looking more positive.

Meet the food innovator championing ingredient-style macadamias

When food innovator and value-adding expert Stuart Picken sees a challenge, it’s fair to say he’s driven to create a solution that benefits everyone involved. It’s this, coupled with a highly curious mind, that led the former lawyer and chef to establish a contract manufacturing business that specialises in upcycling farm gate seconds into nutrient-dense food products, with macadamias regularly in the mix.

Creative PR campaign highlights macadamia nut’s Australian origin

Not many people know that the macadamia nut originated in Australia more than 60 million years ago. It’s a little known fact even among Australian consumers. So to help raise awareness of the macadamia’s origin, a bold new Australian PR campaign has launched, starting with a tongue-in-cheek challenge to iconic global brand McDonald’s.

Australian macadamia crop forecast revised

The 2023 Australian macadamia crop forecast has been revised down by 11% from 60,000 tonnes in-shell to 53,160 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (from 64,400 to 57,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture), announced the peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), today.

Future-Proofed Food for Health-Forward Consumers: live event explores new research findings

The Australian macadamia industry’s commitment to ongoing consumer research stretches back many years, with the insights gained helping to shape our international marketing strategy. For our latest research project we have taken a different approach to previous studies, both in terms of the research methodology and the way the findings are being delivered.

Access all areas: meet the company bringing macadamia innovation to more aisles of the supermarket

When it comes to developing delicious retail products with macadamias, Nutworks has cemented itself as a leader. Having entered the Australian macadamia industry in the mid-1990s, Nutworks has achieved success manufacturing and retailing its value-added macadamias thanks to the popularity of its online store and bricks and mortar retail outlet on the Sunshine Coast – one of Australia’s macadamia growing regions.


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