The remote Japanese vineyard helping an island recover from disaster

People generally don't associate Japan with winemaking, but a small vineyard on the island of Okushiri off the coast of Hokkaido — on the same latitude as Bordeaux — is giving elderly residents hope for the future as they continue to come to terms with a deadly earthquake and tsunami 25 years ago.

Facial recognition, apps and robots the future of shopping, Alibaba bosses say

China e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to open 1,000 of its new-age supermarkets in the next five years and it has Australian produce on its shopping list.

While politicians question the reality of climate change, farmers and businesses act

One of Australia's biggest wine makers has already moved part of its operation to a cooler climate and other industries are also taking action. They're not waiting for the politicians to make up their minds about the changing climate.