Animals, Food & You
Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.
The tiny drop fighting the big problem of antibiotic resistance
As antibiotic-resistant superbugs pose an increasing threat to human health, a new chicken vaccine could help stop them in their tracks.
Nitrogen pollution: Forgotten element of climate change
Carbon dioxide is the headline greenhouse gas, but to mitigate climate change, we will need to tackle nitrogen emissions with technology, policy and our diet.
Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases
Infectious diseases expert Professor John Fazakerley, of the University of Melbourne, on getting to grips with threats to global food security.
Drones will one day help Australian farms think for themselves: living, breathing self-sufficient pieces of land.
Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees
Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.
Dairy’s (climate) changing future
Climate change is forecast to reduce profitability for Australia's dairy farmers, but adaptation methods already in hand could help cushion the blow.
The black spot on Australia’s chilli industry
The discovery of four new pathogens that lead to a damaging disease in chillies is likely to put Australia's biosecurity measures under the spotlight.
Does a wet nose mean a healthy dog?
A dog's wet nose means it's healthy, right? It’s a well-worn adage that drives thousands of visits to the vet, so let’s unwrap the fact from the fiction.
Climate change: What it means for fruits
Some fruits may be in short supply in coming years according to new research analysing the impact of climate change on Australia's fruit growing industries.
The necessity of kindness
Evolutionary biologist Professor Lee Dugatkin talks to the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast about altruistic behaviour in insects, animals and beyond.