Dr. Mike von Massow poses for a headshot in front of a shelf of potato chips and goldfish at a grocery store.
Dr. Mike von Massow

Ontario Agricultural College food economist Dr. Mike von Massow made headlines this week discussing a new report by the parliamentary committee looking into the causes and possible solutions to high food prices.

In interviews with BNN and CBC Business, von Massow discussed a proposal to tax grocery chains found to be profiteering from food inflation.  He said the proposed windfall tax could unintentionally lead to even higher prices.

A professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, von Massow researches retail and restaurant food demand, supply chain management, and value chain structure and performance.