Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
Why we judge chocolate by its cover
Chocolate is the most popular confectionary worldwide, but new research from the University of Melbourne shows packaging is just as important as what's inside
Protecting Australia from foot-and-mouth disease
Australia's been free of foot-and-mouth disease since 1872, but outbreaks in neighbouring countries are a cause for concern, says University of Melbourne expert
The treatments keeping landmine detection dogs in the field
New University of Melbourne research identifies the best treatments to protect Cambodia’s crucial landmine detection dogs from deadly tick-borne diseases
The biometric data that could predict racehorse injury
Linking existing biometric data could help identify and prevent racehorse injuries before they become catastrophic, finds University of Melbourne research.
Australia’s new government must tackle food insecurity
Australia’s ability to weather shocks to its food security deserves more attention from the in-coming government, says new University of Melbourne research
Science can help dogs enjoy their best life
A University of Melbourne expert is part of a new TV series exploring the life of dogs and how science is helping us understand what makes our canine pals happy
Australia’s risky food supply chains
University of Melbourne experts say Australia can’t rely on industry and charities to feed people during disasters - government must lead in food security.
Using genetics to conserve wildlife
Targeted Genetic Intervention may provide the opportunity to conserve species by altering their genetics to help them adapt, says University of Melbourne expert
Cutting agricultural emissions will reduce air pollution and save lives
Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture will substantially benefit global health, and at a low cost shows new research led by the University of Melbourne.