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Health, Food Mathew Bate
Is Weed the New Kale?

Since the federal government approved the manufacture of hemp seed for human consumption last November, Australian interest is high. According to one young Tasmanian hemp seed farmer and aspiring health entrepreneur, we should be utilising the ancient, medicinal properties of the hemp plant, not simply adding it to our granola.

Words by Melissa Howard

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Impact, Business Mathew Bate
Equity Crowdfunding: Buying into the Brands You Believe in

If you had the opportunity to invest in a brand you believe in, how much money would you be prepared to invest? Equity crowdfunding has helped early stage ventures across the world draw on their core community to raise capital, but was only legalised in Australia earlier this year. We talk to some of the individuals leading the charge forward for the Australian capital market.

Words by Melia Rayner

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Technology, Food Mathew Bate
BlockGrain: How Blockchain Is Helping Farmers

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, roughly 30% of the food produced for human consumption every year is lost or wasted. A team of Australians have developed an app to clean up the inefficiencies that are leading to all of this waste. Sam Webb, BlockGrain’s COO, talks to us about how they hope to completely revolutionise the movement of commodities around the world using blockchain technology.

Interview by Mathew Bate

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Design, Impact Mathew Bate
Women In Design That WORKAROUND

Defined as a method for overcoming a problem or limitation in a program or system, the term ‘workaround’ generally implies action taken to effect change. But for the curators behind the new WORKAROUND - Women Design Action exhibition at RMIT Design Hub, the practice of a workaround is much more; it is the advocacy and activism tactics of a burgeoning movement of women within the fields of architecture and design.

Words by Melia Rayner

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