Prof Using Pets to Track Ticks

Using our pets to track ticks and the prevalence of Lyme disease is the focus of a new online reporting system aimed at understanding how the disease-carrying insects are spreading across Ontario. The province has become a hotbed for the blacklegged tick known to carry B. burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. “Right now …

How Prejudice Pushes Low-Income People Toward an Unhealthy Diet

By: Kelly Hodgins Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. As consumers become increasingly dissatisfied with conventional, large-scale food systems, they are seeking ways to reconnect with their food. For the wealthy, that translates into a turn toward what we call the “alternative food system.” My extensive research into North American food …

Canada + 150: Space Farms Will Feed Us

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. Canada Day 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past, The Conversation Canada asked some of our academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years – or “Canada +150.” What will our world and …

U of G Conducts First-Ever Sausage Mislabelling Study

Using cutting-edge DNA-based technology, University of Guelph researchers have conducted the first-ever Canadian study of sausage mislabelling. The researchers found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of sausage samples selected from grocery stores across the country. “This study now provides us with a baseline that we can use when working with …