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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 27 March 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Losing respect for our food

    With increasing populations worldwide, greater demand for meat and an array of environmental issues, agriculture is facing a perfect storm of challenges.

  4. 21 March 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Save our soils: Why dirt matters

    Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.

  5. 5 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Nitrogen pollution: Forgotten element of climate change

    Carbon dioxide is the headline greenhouse gas, but to mitigate climate change, we will need to tackle nitrogen emissions with technology, policy and our diet.

  6. Podcast25 November 2016 - Up Close

    Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases

    Infectious diseases expert Professor John Fazakerley, of the University of Melbourne, on getting to grips with threats to global food security.

  7. Podcast18 December 2015 - Up Close

    Germ warfare: Young researchers combatting diverse microbe threats

    Two young University of Melbourne science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply.