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Animals, Food & You

Veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming.

  1. Podcast29 May 2019 – Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animals, Animals rights, Psychology

    How can we tell if an animal is depressed?

    Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.

  2. 24 May 2019 – Food, Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, Probiotics, Supplements

    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

  3. 23 May 2019 – Climate, Environment, Global Warming, Overconsumption, Pollution

    Facing our environmental crisis head on

    Overconsumption is the single biggest driver behind our environmental crises, and plastic maybe the rallying call we need, says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 5 April 2019 – Art, Bones, Development, Horseracing, Veterinary Sciences

    Seeing the beauty in animal bone research

    Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the façade of a new University of Melbourne building.

  5. 3 April 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Agriculture, Foreign Aid, Housing, Young People

    2019 Budget: The Verdict Part 3

    Melbourne University experts analyse the impact of Australia's 2019 Federal budget for farmers, young people, affordable housing and foreign aid.

  6. 29 March 2019 – Bacteria, Biodiversity, Extinction, Frogs, Threatened Species

    The invasive fungus threatening Earth’s biodiversity

    Research involving the University of Melbourne finds an invasive species of fungus is responsible for one of the greatest extinctions of vertebrate biodiversity

  7. 7 March 2019 – Agriculture, Dookie, Farming, International Women's Day, Women In Science

    A year on the dirt

    A book extract from University of Melbourne experts about the legacy left by the early women who studied Agricultural Science at the University's Dookie campus.

  8. 6 February 2019 – Agriculture, Farming, Food, Food Security, Urbanisation

    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.

  9. 31 December 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, GFC, Genes, Gut Bacteria, Soil

    Discoveries that blew our minds in 2018: Part One

    This year was a big year for research - we asked University of Melbourne experts to review some of the amazing research, discoveries and big thinking of 2018.