Scrapping Supply Management a Risky Move, Prof Tells BNN

Removing Canada’s supply management system could be problematic for farmers, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics professor Michael von Massow said in a recent interview with BNN. A recent report suggested dissolving Canada’s dairy supply management system could be beneficial to farmers, by allowing them to export dairy around the world. The system is expected to be …

U of G Sausage Mislabelling Study in the News

A first-ever Canadian study on sausage mislabelling by University of Guelph researchers is making  headlines today. A research team headed by U of G Prof. Robert Hanner found mislabelling and cross-species contamination of meat ingredients in 20 per cent of  sausage samples. Canadian Press reporter Liam Casey wrote about the discovery, and his article was …

U of G Study Grabs National Headlines

A U of G researcher’s study on inequitable access to food was recently featured in The Globe and Mail and National Post, and in radio and television outlets across Canada. In the stories, researcher Kelly Hodgins, program coordinator with the Arrell Food Institute, discussed a new paper on barriers for lower income households to obtaining local, organic, …

DNA Barcoding Breakthrough Featured in Toronto Star

The Toronto Star featured a DNA barcoding study by University of Guelph researchers July 28. Prof. Steve Newmaster, Integrative Biology, discussed a recent study that found nearly 80 per cent of Chinese patent medicines are mislabelled. The researchers plan to use the  techniques developed in the study to test natural health products, assuring quality. The testing …

History Prof Discusses “Architect” of Residential School System With Maclean’s

Prof. Matthew Hayday, History, discussed the career of the supposed architect of the Canadian residential school system with Maclean’s July 27. Hector-Louis Langevin, a 19th-century journalist, lawyer and politician, is said by some to have been the central proponent of the schooling model. However, Hayday said while Langevin was in favour of the system, other government …

Are Insects a Viable Protein Source? Prof Discusses With Financial Post

Animal biosciences professor Dominique Bureau discussed insects as food in the Financial Post July 26. The story examined attempts to make insects a viable food source for people, livestock and pets. Bureau said companies are investing millions in the concept but that questions remain unanswered about the nutritional quality of insects. Bureau studies the development …

Education Best Strategy to Fight Revenge Porn, Prof Writes in Toronto Star

Ryan Broll, Sociology and Anthropology, examined the most efficient strategies for fighting “revenge porn” in a Toronto Star op-ed column July 24. With increased sharing of consensually or non-consensually obtained intimate images without consent, some people are urging government to make it easier for victims to sue those sharing their images. Broll said researchers have …

New Lyme Disease Research Lab Featured by CTV National News

A new Lyme disease research centre at the University of Guelph was featured by CTV National News July 22. The G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab is intended to improve diagnostic testing and treatment to prevent long-term suffering from Lyme disease. Lab director and cellular pathology researcher Melanie Wills, co-founder of the Canadian Lyme Science Alliance, …

Nutrition Prof Discusses Artificial Sweeteners Study With Toronto Star

The debate over whether artificial sweeteners are safe and healthy is the subject of a recent Toronto Star article featuring Prof. David Ma, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. The story looked at a recent study that found an association between artificial sweeteners and long-term weight gain, increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart …