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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 14 July 2021 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animals rights, Film and Television , Law

    I’m an animal … get me out of here!

    Australia needs national legislation to better protect the welfare of animals that work in film and television, says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 10 May 2021 – Agribusiness, Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Sciences, Horticulture

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified an Australian strain of fungus that causes citrus rot, calling for controls to protect the citrus industry

  5. 26 April 2021 – Animal Welfare, Dogs, Pet Health, Pets, Veterinary Sciences

    When money means a life or death choice for our dogs

    New University of Melbourne research finds many family pets are euthanised for economic reasons, when treatment is possible, but costs are too high.

  6. 18 March 2021 – Biodiversity, Conservation, Disease, Extinction, Frogs

    Hope for endangered frogs

    Some endangered frog species are recovering from a disease that has devastated amphibian species worldwide, shows a new University of Melbourne-led study

  7. 16 March 2021 – Australia, International Students, Poverty, Student Welfare, Universities

    Food for thought

    University students going hungry in Australia was a problem before COVID-19 – it’s time we had sustainable solutions, say University of Melbourne researchers

  8. 7 March 2021 – Animal Welfare, Bacteria, Dairy, International Women's Day, Vaccines

    Safeguarding Australia’s dairy herd

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop a vaccine for Mycoplasma bovis mastitis - one of dairy’s major problems - using CRISPR technology.

  9. 22 February 2021 – Agriculture, Climate, Farming, Genetics, Heatwaves

    Helping crops survive heatwaves

    By understanding how extreme heat impacts plant genetics, University of Melbourne researchers aim to breed more resilient crops for a warmer world.