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