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  1. 31 August 2020 - Public Affairs

    Women reorganising local food networks with technology in Jakarta

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds Women in Jakarta are using online technology to develop local food networks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. 28 April 2020 - Design

    Securing India’s food supply during COVID-19

    India’s old system of subsidised crop prices for farmers and the needy is proving its worth during the COVID-19 crisis, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 22 January 2020 - Science Matters

    Food to fight hidden hunger

    University of Melbourne researchers are redesigning wheat to create healthier versions of one of the world’s favourite foods – bread.

  4. 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.

  5. 4 May 2019 - Science Matters

    Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    A new study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that climate extremes, like heatwaves and droughts, are impacting on the food we get from global crops.

  6. 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.

  7. 22 September 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 21 November 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Farming the future

    From robots and drones, to microwaves and genes, University of Melbourne's agriculture campus at Dookie is tackling the challenges facing a changing farm sector

  10. Podcast21 April 2017 - Up Close

    The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people

    Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.