U of G Controlled Environment Expert on CBC News

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Environmental sciences professor Mike Dixon, director of U of G’s Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, lent his expertise to a recent CBC News story.

The article discussed growing food using technology developed at U of G and how the technology can eliminate toxins such as E. coli.

Dixon is a world expert in growing plants in controlled environments and is a pioneer of high-fidelity hydroponic technologies. Now used to grow food safely and efficiently on Earth, the technology was developed at U of G for the space program.

Dixon told CBC that disinfection protocols in controlled environments can eliminate toxic residues.

He studies the application of ozone technologies in food production, nutrient management and recycling in controlled environments, and strategies for sustainable and life support for human space exploration.

Mike Dixon

mdixon@uoguelph.ca

519-824-4120, Ext. 52555