A team of researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) in the US is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and unmanned aerial drones to gather and analyse data on the physical characteristics of crops, including their growth patterns, stress tolerance and general health.
An Australian researcher who has discovered a method for preventing mould from growing on fresh food will join a select group of innovators charged with improving global health outcomes through food.
University of Melbourne modelling has shown that Australia could save $3.4 billion in healthcare costs by introducing a package of taxes on sugar, salt, saturated fat and sugary drinks, while subsidising fruits and vegetables.
Researchers have developed a new method that reveals how much individual bacterial species contribute to disease-associated functional imbalances in the microbiome.
The human jawbone is now by far the most destructive implement on the planet. It's wrecking soil and water, clearing forests, emptying oceans of fish and destroying wildlife as never before — but few people realise it because of long industrial food chains that hide the damage from them.
A collaboration between Southern Cross University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries will see a Centre for Organics Research created in NSW's Northern Rivers region.
Adult children may need to start reminding their parents to "eat your vegetables", according to research suggesting younger adults are increasing vegetable consumption, while baby boomers are doing the opposite.
An anti sugary drink logo is now available for free in NZ.
Research led by the Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops which offer bigger yield potential and improved drought tolerance.
CSIRO's work on predicting Australia's agricultural future is gaining international attention.
An analysis has challenged the notion that obesity rates can be reduced by improving access to supermarkets offering healthy food, finding that the bulk of soft drinks and junk foods are purchased in supermarkets.
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown a rapid decline in male dog fertility, with a potential link to environmental contaminants — including dog food.
Food fortified with folic acid is associated with reduced rates of congenital heart defects, according to Canadian research.
Government and industry stakeholders have met to progress the work of the Healthy Food Partnership.
Vegetables don't just keep you healthy, they make you smell better too.