Researchers identify potential ryegrass allergy concerns

Gregor Heard
August 5 2021 - 8:00am
Sophia Escobar Correas, scientist with Edith Cowan University, has been researching proteins in ryegrass similar to gluten.
Sophia Escobar Correas, scientist with Edith Cowan University, has been researching proteins in ryegrass similar to gluten.

Ryegrass is well known as a major problem weed in Australian cropping, but new evidence is showing that is potentially not the end of its nuisance value.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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