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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. 17 July 2018 – Agriculture, Food Security, Water, rice

    Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security

    University of Melbourne researchers have made a 'game changing' shift in our understanding of how plants succumb to high levels of salt in agricultural soil

  2. 5 July 2018 – Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Veterinary Sciences, Zoos

    Conserving biodiversity to safeguard our future

    The new head of the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne, Professor Anna Meredith, says humanity's future depends on a balanced ecosystem.

  3. 19 June 2018 – Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, China, Fertiliser, Nitrogen Pollution

    Small farms and China’s reliance on agricultural chemicals

    University of Melbourne research has found China's overuse of agricultural chemicals like fertilisers and pesticides is linked to its number of small farms.

  4. 4 May 2018 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Antarctica, International, Women In Science

    If we could talk to the animals

    Animals, like people, are more productive when they are treated well; a University of Melbourne researcher finds it also benefits the people who work with them

  5. 15 February 2018 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Bio-engineering, Nanotechnology, Superbugs

    Enlisting nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs

    University of Melbourne bio-engineers have developed a material made from nanoparticles that can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs like Golden Staph.

  6. 6 February 2018 – Animal Assisted Therapy, Dogs, Homeless, Wellbeing

    A paw in need

    Therapy dogs have supported young people experiencing homelessness in a pilot being assessed by a University of Melbourne expert on homelessness and its causes.

  7. 5 February 2018 – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Sustainability, Water, Water Management

    How to prevent cities from drying up

    The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.

  8. 2 February 2018 – Animals, Bacteria, Chickens, Dogs, Veterinary Sciences

    Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs

    University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.

  9. 10 December 2017 – Cats, Christmas, Christmas Tree, Pine Needles, Veterinary Sciences

    Why cats obsess over Christmas trees

    Cats and Christmas trees equals one big playpen, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's the tree that will come off worst in the ensuing mayhem.