Funnel web spider venom research awarded Prime Minister's prize for innovation

Alexandra Bernard
October 25 2023 - 12:00pm
Professor Glenn King has been awarded the Prime Minister's prize for innovation for his research using funnel web spider venom for insecticides and drugs. Photo by The University of Queensland.
Professor Glenn King has been awarded the Prime Minister's prize for innovation for his research using funnel web spider venom for insecticides and drugs. Photo by The University of Queensland.

An insecticide produced similarly to beer using the venom of funnel web spiders is providing farmers with an environmentally friendly alternative.

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Alexandra Bernard

Journalist based in Wagga Wagga covering all things agriculture in southern NSW.

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