Profs Make Headlines, Discuss Global Issues

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Prof. Keith Warriner, Food Science, was interviewed by CTV News on June 25. In the story, Warriner discussed how illegal meat, some of it apparently decades old, was seized by Chinese food safety authorities. He spoke about the safety issues associated with such meat, and discussed potential dangers. Warriner studies food safety and pathogens in meat.

Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing and Consumer Studies, was interviewed by Global News on June 25 as part of a story on food waste. In the story, Charlebois discussed the importance of consumers making small changes to reduce the amount of food waste. He studies grocery economics and is a lead author of the annual U of G Food Institute’s annual food price index.

Prof. Agnes Zdaniuk, Management, was interviewed by the National Post on June 23. Zdaniuk spoke about the trend of some institutions, and people, to engage in public displays of forgiveness, in light of the Charleston church shootings. Zdaniuk’s research looks at fairness in work organizations, and is currently studying forgiveness and what factors mitigate the desire for revenge.