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  1. 21 January 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    A question of quinoa

    Traditional knowledge from the Andean peoples is inspiring University of Melbourne research on quinoa flowering and the development of future breeding programs.

  2. 8 December 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    How do we get antibiotic resistance genes in a salad?

    Animal manure is a known source of antibiotic resistance genes, now new research from the University of Melbourne reveals how they travel from the soil to salad

  3. 3 October 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Zap! And the weeds are gone

    New technology developed by a University of Melbourne researcher uses microwaves to zap weeds in the ground, and has potential to reduce the need for herbicides

  4. 29 August 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Using tech to save wine from bushfire smoke

    Bushfires can ruin wine grapes with smoke contamination, but new digital tools developed at the University of Melbourne could help winemakers reduce the damage.

  5. 3 April 2019 - Public Affairs

    2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 3

    Melbourne University experts analyse the impact of Australia's 2019 Federal budget for farmers, young people, affordable housing and foreign aid.

  6. 7 March 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  7. 6 February 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  8. 19 July 2018 - Go Figure

    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. 17 July 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  10. 19 June 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Small farms and China’s reliance on agricultural chemicals

    University of Melbourne research has found China's overuse of agricultural chemicals like fertilisers and pesticides is linked to its number of small farms.