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  1. 4 July 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Measuring deliciousness

    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.

  2. 13 April 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Engineering the perfect Easter egg

    The key to the perfect chocolate Easter egg is melting cocoa butter at the right temperature during manufacturing, according to the University of Melbourne.

  3. 29 October 2016 - Science Matters

    Improving half the world’s diet

    A biofortified rice can help reduce malnutrition by providing key nutrients such as iron and zinc in the diet of half the world’s population.

  4. 9 August 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  5. 21 June 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  6. 2 March 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Biosecurity and the beekeeper

    Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.

  7. 27 October 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    Eating supplements cannot beat the real thing

    The delivery mechanism for nutrients – the type of food you're eating and how it's processed – is almost as important as the amount of nutrients food contains.

  8. 24 September 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    More than just strong bones

    What effect does a diet rich in dairy products have on health? And should you save the cheese board for special occasions?