Dr. Evan Fraser, director of U of G’s Arrell Food Institute, contributed a commentary to the Financial Post about why small-scale farming and high tech need to work together to create sustainable food systems.

“Only by adopting diverse approaches will we be able to address our immense environmental challenges, while also positioning the Canadian agri-food industry to be an engine of sustainable economic growth,” he and co-author Dr. Lenore Newman wrote.

Fraser is a professor in U of G’s Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Earlier this year, Fraser was named co-chair of the newly established Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council, which advises the federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on ways to help ensure a healthier, more prosperous and more sustainable food system.