Switching to a plant-based diet? Keep an eye on your micronutrients
Health and environment concerns mean people are switching to a plant-based diet, but University of Melbourne experts say they may miss out on key micronutrients
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
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.
How difficult decisions change our brains
New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.
Getting real on strawberry needle risk
Australia's strawberry needle scare is a case of risk perceptions running ahead of the actual risk, explains a University of Melbourne researcher.
Would graphic warnings on unhealthy food make you think again?
University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria study shows that health warning labels on packaged foods work, encouraging people to make healthier choices
Allergies, food labelling & saving lives
People are experiencing anaphylaxis after eating foods they thought were safe, but a new labelling system would help says a University of Melbourne expert.
Tricking our tongues: Creating guilt-free cheese
University of Melbourne researchers are using high pressure and sonic waves to create low fat cheese that tastes just like the real thing.
The University of Melbourne's sensory lab monitors conscious and unconscious responses to food, to measure what we really think about what we're eating.
Dinner in No-Man’s Land
Food is another weapon of war, but the University of Melbourne looks at how sharing food is a powerful way of expressing our common humanity amid conflict