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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. 8 December 2019 – Agriculture, Antibiotic resistance, Farming, Food, Genetics

    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

  2. 3 October 2019 – Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Herbicide, Soil, Weeds

    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

  3. 4 September 2019 – Animals, Cambodia, Disease, Dogs, Wars

    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.

  4. 29 August 2019 – Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Bushfires, Climate Change, Wine

    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.

  5. Podcast29 May 2019 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animals, Animals rights, Psychology

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  6. 24 May 2019 – Food, Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, Probiotics, Supplements

    Making the most of probiotics

    It isn’t only the probiotics, but the way they are produced and the food we eat with them that are important for our health, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 23 May 2019 – Climate, Environment, Global Warming, Overconsumption, Pollution

    Facing our environmental crisis head on

    Overconsumption is the single biggest driver behind our environmental crises, and plastic maybe the rallying call we need, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 10 May 2019 – Climate, Environment, Farming, Weather, Wine

    What does climate mean for wine?

    University of Melbourne research shows how we can produce the best wine by combining climate predictions and vineyard records to predict for the next vintage.

  9. 5 April 2019 – Art, Bones, Development, Horseracing, Veterinary Sciences

    Seeing the beauty in animal bone research

    Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the façade of a new University of Melbourne building.