You can’t explore the solar system on an empty stomach
Australian research could provide vital fresh, nutritious and delicious meals for astronauts on Moon and Mars missions, says University of Melbourne expert.
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
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
Switching meat and milk for plant-based copies misses vital nutrients
University of Melbourne computer modelling shows that swapping meat and milk for plant-based alternatives isn’t a simple switch when it comes to our health.
Why we judge chocolate by its cover
Chocolate is the most popular confectionary worldwide, but new research from the University of Melbourne shows packaging is just as important as what's inside
Food for thought
Food connects all of us – so using it as a tool to teach students global competency and citizenship makes sense, says University of Melbourne expert.
The cascading crisis of global food supply chains
The world is experiencing a food crisis linked to war and climate change, but there are some solutions to soften the blow, says University of Melbourne expert.
Australia’s new government must tackle food insecurity
Australia’s ability to weather shocks to its food security deserves more attention from the in-coming government, says new University of Melbourne research
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
Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products
Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study