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Animals, Food & You

Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.

  1. 27 January 2017 – Agriculture, Climate change, Environment

    Global warming’s companion crisis

    Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels, threatening our health

  2. 30 December 2016 – Bioscience, Chemical engineering, Cities, Environment

    How are birds faring In our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers on their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  3. 23 December 2016 – Animal Welfare, Pets

    Make sure your pets have festive fun too

    The festive season poses all sorts of risks for our beloved pets, but with some careful planning they can enjoy the holidays too.

  4. 15 December 2016 – Animals, Antibiotics, Bacteria, Chickens, Food, Health

    The tiny drop fighting the big problem of antibiotic resistance

    As antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an increasing threat to human health, a new chicken vaccine could help stop them in their tracks.

  5. 5 December 2016 – Agricultural, Climate change, Fertiliser, Food Security, Nitrogen Pollution

    Nitrogen pollution: Forgotten element of climate change

    Carbon dioxide is the headline greenhouse gas, but to mitigate climate change, we will need to tackle nitrogen emissions with technology, policy and our diet.

  6. 25 November 2016 – Agriculture, Food Security, Veterinary Sciences

    Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases

    Infectious diseases expert Prof John Fazakerley on getting to grips with threats to global food security.

  7. 29 October 2016 – Drones, Farm Technology, Innovation, Water

    Digital Vineyards

    Drones will one day help Australian farms think for themselves: living, breathing self-sufficient pieces of land.

  8. 23 September 2016 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Cats, Pets, Whiskers

    Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees

    Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.

  9. 23 August 2016 – Agribusiness, Agricultural, Climate Change, Dairy, Farming

    Dairy’s (climate) changing future

    Climate change is forecast to reduce profitability for Australia's dairy farmers, but adaptation methods already in hand could help cushion the blow.

  10. 9 August 2016 – Agribusiness, Agricultural, Food Sciences, Horticulture

    The black spot on Australia’s chilli industry

    The discovery of four new pathogens that lead to a damaging disease in chillies is likely to put Australia's biosecurity measures under the spotlight.