Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
Our food supply has problems with equity, not quantity
Shocks to our food supply provide opportunity to transform our food systems to be healthier, more sustainable and equitable say University of Melbourne experts.
A robot nose for a true brew
The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.
A question of quinoa
Traditional knowledge from the Andean peoples is inspiring University of Melbourne research on quinoa flowering and the development of future breeding programs.
How to avoid food poisoning this festive season
Food poisoning can ruin the holidays, but there are some simple steps to help stay safe and enjoy your favourite foods, explain University of Melbourne experts.
How do we get antibiotic resistance genes in a salad?
Animal manure is a known source of antibiotic resistance genes, now new research from the University of Melbourne reveals how they travel from the soil to salad
Switching to a plant-based diet? Keep an eye on your micronutrients
Health and environment concerns mean people are switching to a plant-based diet, but University of Melbourne experts say they may miss out on key micronutrients
Zap! And the weeds are gone
New technology developed by a University of Melbourne researcher uses microwaves to zap weeds in the ground, and has potential to reduce the need for herbicides
Protecting Cambodia’s landmine detection dogs
University of Melbourne research has developed a new technique to keep mine detection dogs clearing landmines in Cambodia free of deadly tropical diseases.
Using tech to save wine from bushfire smoke
Bushfires can ruin wine grapes with smoke contamination, but new digital tools developed at the University of Melbourne could help winemakers reduce the damage.