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 …

Fear May Play a Role in Animal Extinction, Study Reveals

Fear alone may be enough to cause vulnerable species to go extinct, according to a new University of Guelph study. Prof. Ryan Norris has discovered that the mere smell of a predator affects the reproductive success of fruit flies. “This finding sheds light on the role fear plays in animal extinction,” said Norris, an integrative …

Exhibit Explores Nationhood, Canada’s Indigeneity

Beginning this fall, the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) will explore nationhood and Canada’s Indigeneity with an exhibition funded by nearly $200,000 from the federal government. “150 Acts: Art, Activism, Impact” will draw on the gallery’s collection and work by contemporary Indigenous artists to tell Indigenous stories through paintings, sculpture, drawings, textiles, installations and multimedia, …

Bugging Out: How We’ll Feed Ourselves in 2167

By Evan Fraser Editor’s note:  This article originally appeared in The Conversation Canada. 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past,  The Conversation Canada asked academic authors to look down the road a further 150 years. U of G geography professor Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute at …

U of G Prof Leading Expert on Canada Day

Few, if any, people know more about Canada Day than U of G professor Matthew Hayday. The history professor has written numerous research papers, articles, book chapters and columns on the topic. He has spoken about the July 1 celebration in talks across the country, and co-edited a book about Canada’s national days and holidays …