MATT da SILVA

Journalism portfolio

 

My news stories, feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in a range of niche, industry and general interest publications. Refresh the page for a different selection of stories.

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

October 2010

Unlocking the riddles of the rhizosphere

A new fertiliser formula stimulates plants' chemistry to take from the soil what they need with no 'junk food for plants'. Profile of Adelaide-based Geomite Developments by Matthew da Silva.

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Ethical Investor sets the agenda, facilitates thought-leadership and builds audiences for Australian business and investors in the sustainability arena.

January 2012

Best practice is gold for a fledgling economy

An Australian miner has developed an impressive 'social licence' resume in Laos. Story by Matthew da Silva.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

March 2011

Veges feel the squeeze

A Sydney researcher whose 2008 study revealed as inaccurate estimates of the number of vegetable farms operating on the urban fringes says their numbers are likely to continue falling due to simple economics.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

April 2010

Why chillies are hot

Examining how chillies gained traction in the cuisines of far-flung cultures led Matthew da Silva to conclude the spice may also be improving Australia's palate.

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Good Fruit and Vegetables is a publication of Rural Press, Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information.

June 2012

Love of the land pays off

Tina Lamattina began farming in 1983 in the town of Cranbourne, in Victoria, at the family property of her new husband, Russell, whose parents had started tending land in now-suburban Dingley in 1955 after migrating from Italy.

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