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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. 4 March 2022 – Australia, Climate Change, Food Security, Pandemic, Supply Chains

    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.

  2. 17 January 2022 – Adaption, Conservation, Extinction, Genomics, Targeted Genetic Intervention

    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

  3. 9 November 2021 – Air Pollutants, Climate, Methane, Nitrogen Pollution, Particles

    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.

  4. 3 November 2021 – Climate, Farming, Finance, Food Security, Regenerative Agriculture

    Redefining Farmland value for climate and food security

    Regenerative agriculture can translate environmental health of farmland into economic value and address climate change, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 1 November 2021 – Agriculture, Climate Change, Fertiliser, Food Security, Nitrogen Pollution

    Five priorities for managing nitrogen pollution

    Nitrogen is essential for life on Earth but excess can damage the environment. University of Melbourne researchers recommend five areas of focus for management.

  6. 27 October 2021 – Agriculture, Airborne Sensing, Horticulture, Precision Agriculture, Xylella fastidiosa

    Tackling a global crop pandemic - from the air

    The spread of Xf bacteria is a huge threat to global agriculture, but University of Melbourne research is enhancing airborne detection methods to control it.

  7. 19 October 2021 – Australia, Ecology, Indigenous Land Management, Indigenous Rangers, Resources

    The crucial work of Indigenous Rangers

    A collaboration, that includes the University of Melbourne, explores the crucial contribution of Yolŋu Indigenous Rangers in North-East Arnhem Land.

  8. 1 September 2021 – Australian Wildlife, Conservation, Lead, Pollution, Toxins

    Lead from ammunition is a threat to everyone's health

    Ammunition is a major source of environmental lead pollution; alternatives could be used to protect Australian wildlife, says a University of Melbourne expert

  9. 20 August 2021 – Agriculture, Food, Gut Bacteria, Microbiome, Organic

    How do organic and non-organic foods influence our gut microbiome?

    A University of Melbourne review into how organic and conventionally farmed foods affect the gut microbiome found mixed results, indicating more research needed