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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. 29 March 2019 – Bacteria, Biodiversity, Extinction, Frogs, Threatened Species

    The invasive fungus threatening Earth’s biodiversity

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds an invasive species of fungus is responsible for one of the greatest extinctions of vertebrate biodiversity

  2. 7 March 2019 – Agriculture, Dookie, Farming, International Women's Day, Women In Science

    A year on the dirt

    A book extract from University of Melbourne experts about the legacy left by the early women who studied Agricultural Science at the University's Dookie campus.

  3. 6 February 2019 – Agriculture, Farming, Food, Food Security, Urbanisation

    We can have urbanisation and enough to eat

    Changing our diet and food choices can balance the impact of our rapid urbanisation on food security say agricultural experts at the University of Melbourne.

  4. 31 December 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, GFC, Genes, Gut Bacteria, Soil

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 7 September 2018 – Domestic Violence, Family Breakdown, Family Violence, Pets, Veterinary Sciences

    Making the link between family violence and animal abuse

    The University of Melbourne is co-hosting this year's Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse conference, on the link between pet abuse and family violence.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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