Don’t Bug Out Over Eating Insects, Prof Tells CBC News

Emeritus professor David Waltner-Toews, Population Medicine, was interviewed by CBC News May 10 about his new book, Eat the Beetles, and the possible popularity of eating insects among North American consumers. Waltner-Toews, who first grew interested in the idea through work with Veterinarians Without Borders (Canada), said East Asian consumers eat insects as a protein source that …

Prof Tells CP About Potential, Challenges in Restaurant Surcharges to Fund Benefits

Prof. Michael von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed by the Canadian Press May 10 about the practice in some restaurants of adding a consumer surcharge to pay for employee benefits. The story ran in various Canadian media outlets, including CTV News, CityNews.ca and Metro News. Von Massow said the practice — including one …

Bee Study Featured in National Media

Prof. Nigel Raine‘s study showing neonictinoid pestsicides are threatening wild bees’ spring breeding was garnered national media attention. Stories on the School of Environmental Sciences professor’s research were featured in the Globe and Mail, Radio-Canada International and CBC News. The study is the first to link exposure to thiamethoxam, one of the most commonly used …

Prof Discusses History of Marijuana Legislation With CBC Radio

History professor Catherine Carstairs was interviewed on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition May 2, and the interview was featured in a CBCNews.ca article. Canada first enacted marijuana legislation in 1923, likely in response to a growing number of American states banning the drug — despite little evidence of widespread marijuana use in Canada, Carstairs says. She believes …

Prof Interviewed by TVO about Future of Canadian Dairy Quota System

Prof. Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was interviewed on TVO April 28 about Canada’s dairy supply management system. The interview focused on potential impacts on farmers of abolishing Canada’s dairy quota system. The system imposes tariffs on dairy imports, permits Canadian farmers to produce a certain amount of milk each year and guarantees …

Food and Agricultural Economics Prof Discusses Donald Trump, Canadian Dairy Industry

The call by U.S. President Donald Trump to overturn Canada’s dairy supply quota system was the focus of a Globe and Mail interview April 22 and a Business News Network interview with Prof. Michael von Massow April 19. Von Massow was also interviewed by the Canadian Press the same day, generating news reports by CityNews.ca and the National Post, …

From Concept to Commercialization: Staff, Prof Discuss Process on Talk Local Guelph

The challenges of taking lab concepts to commercialization were the focus of a Talk Local Guelph interview April 4. The show will air several times this week. Physics professor John Dutcher, chemistry professor Mario Monteiro, and Catalyst Centre staff members David Hobson and Steve de Brabandere explained the complicated path to take an idea to market. …