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    Food Processing and Preservation, School of Agriculture, Food & Ecosystem Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

  1. 27 March 2024 - Science Matters

    Chocolate that brings joy to your gut health and your tastebuds

    As well as a mood-boosting treat this Easter, chocolate can be good for us, and University of Melbourne researchers are working to make it better for gut health

  2. 1 March 2024 - Science Matters

    From ‘honey laundering’ to fake free-range: food fraud costs billions

    Deception in our food chains is on the rise and often hard to detect. But there are some things consumers can look for, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 8 August 2023 - Science Matters

    Mushrooms are delicious, but potentially deadly

    Mushroom poisoning is a growing problem as people go foraging, so buying them is the only really safe way to avoid it, explains a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 5 June 2023 - Science Matters

    Everyone has a part to play in food safety

    The WHO's World Food Safety Day reminds us we can all help prevent illness from food-borne disease with simple steps, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 25 May 2023 - Science Matters

    Postbiotics: the new kid in the gut health family

    In addition to prebiotics and probiotics, the newest factors for gut health are known as ‘postbiotics’; a University of Melbourne expert explains what they are

  6. 20 August 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  7. 22 December 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    How to avoid food poisoning this festive season

    Food poisoning can ruin the holidays, but there are some simple steps to help stay safe and enjoy your favourite foods, explain University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 24 May 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Making the most of probiotics

    It isn’t only the probiotics, but the way they are produced and the food we eat with them that are important for our health, say University of Melbourne experts