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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 October 2018 – DNA, Dogs, Genetics, Pet Health, Pets

    What are we doing to our dogs?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.

  2. 22 September 2018 – Bias, Decision-making, Food, Food Security, Risk Perception

    Getting real on strawberry needle risk

    Australia's strawberry needle scare is a case of risk perceptions running ahead of the actual risk, explains a University of Melbourne researcher.

  3. 19 July 2018 – Agriculture, Fertiliser, Fossil Fuels, Nitrogen Pollution, Pollution

    What you need to know about nitrogen pollution

    A new measurement from University of Melbourne researchers could more accurately identify places at risk of damaging levels of nitrogen pollution.

  4. 20 July 2018 – Agriculture Technology, Drones, Farm Technology, Industry, Wine

    Five ways technology is changing the wine we drink

    From drones to machine learning, new technologies developed by the University of Melbourne are helping winemakers improve both their wine and their business

  5. 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

  6. 16 July 2018 – Environment, Nitrogen Pollution, Pollution, Sustainability

    Taking steps to cut your nitrogen footprint

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has calculated the 'nitrogen footprint' of the University - and come up with the best ways to reduce it.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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