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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. 15 December 2016 – Animals, Antibiotics, Bacteria, Chickens, Food, Health

    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.

  2. 5 December 2016 – Agricultural, Climate Change, Fertiliser, Food Security, Nitrogen Pollution

    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.

  3. Podcast25 November 2016 – Agriculture, Food Security, Veterinary Sciences

    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.

  4. 29 October 2016 – Drones, Farm Technology, Innovation, Water

    Digital Vineyards

    Drones will one day help Australian farms think for themselves: living, breathing self-sufficient pieces of land.

  5. 23 September 2016 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Cats, Pets, Whiskers

    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.

  6. 23 August 2016 – Agribusiness, Agricultural, Climate Change, Dairy, Farming

    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.

  7. 9 August 2016 – Agribusiness, Agricultural, Biosecurity, Food Sciences, Horticulture

    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.

  8. 5 August 2016 – Dogs, Pet Health

    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.

  9. 21 June 2016 – Agricultural, Climate Change, Farming, Food Sciences

    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.

  10. Podcast3 June 2016 – Animal Behaviour, Behaviour, Evolution

    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.