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A plate of white, triangular sandwiches on a table with a red and white checkered table cloth

Researchers at UQ have found meals provided in early education and childcare centres in some low socio-economic communities are not meeting national dietary recommendations.

12 February 2024
A close up of brown wattleseeds in a lab

A bushfood staple could be the centre of a new Indigenous industry, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

8 February 2024

University of Queensland researchers have found improving timber production efficiencies by just 5% could unlock supply for an extra 8,000 homes to be built in Australia each year.

31 January 2024
Two red feathered chickens looking straight at the camera

A University of Queensland-led study has found humans can tell if chickens are excited or displeased, just by the sound of their clucks.  

4 January 2024
The sun rising over a green field on a cloudy day

An ambitious alliance to achieve zero net emissions in Australian agriculture and boost the $70 billion sector has been funded by the Federal Government.

12 December 2023
an area of green grass with small posts next to a creek with trees on the opposite bank

University of Queensland scientists are leading efforts to explore a water quality trading scheme to improve the state’s waterways.

4 December 2023
Close up of 3 tagged heifers in a paddock. Image, ͼ

Simple on-animal sensors could be a game changer for Australian beef cattle nutrition, according to University of Queensland research.

17 November 2023
An outback Australian landscape of red earth and a blue sky with a mound of black sticks shaped in a dome in the foreground.

A University of Queensland-led research team says the key to a more sustainable food future may be a better understanding of ancient Indigenous food production systems.

10 November 2023
a spray of seed pods in front of pots of grassy plants

Researchers from ͼ hope wild millet from outback Australia’s Channel Country could help feed the world as climate change impacts established grain crops.

26 October 2023

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25 October 2023
Two people stand smiling in front of banners at an awards night, one of them is holding an award.

Associate Professor Carissa Klein, who is working to improve sustainability in the fishing and seafood industries, has been named the 2023 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

19 October 2023
A tray filled with different coloured seeds and grains; a hand scooping a pile of round seed pods

A University of Queensland project is using technology to create a native food value chain to ensure Indigenous communities and businesses benefit from the thriving bushfood industry.

13 October 2023
A person in a blue button-down shirt is pulling apart a toasted cheese sandwich, with strings of melted cheese between the two sides.

Next-generation milk, cheese and yoghurt ingredients produced using precision fermentation will be among the first developed by Australia’s Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA).

12 October 2023
Sugarcane growing under a blue sky.

Researchers have proven that genomic selection can successfully predict the performance of key sugarcane traits, with the technology set to improve plant breeding outcomes in the crop.

29 September 2023
two hands holding some brown soil in which there are fat white grubs

Insect-specific viruses are being investigated to protect Australia’s $4 billion sugar industry in a research project at UQ.

21 September 2023