Prof. Simon Somogyi

Food Supply Expert Discusses Produce Prices

Prof. Simon Somogyi, the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food, spoke to iPolitics about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted consumers’ ability to eat healthy. Somogyi said lower-income consumers who already had a hard time accessing healthy foods could be further burdened during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that Canada is in a period of deflation and the costs of many …

Wired Magazine Speaks With Food Science Specialist

Prof. Shai Barbut, Department of Food Science, spoke to Wired magazine about whether the COVID-19 pandemic will push meat packing facilities to adopt more automation. Several outbreaks of the viral illness have occurred in packing facilities, where employees often work shoulder-to-shoulder. Barbut noted that while poultry production has become more mechanized during recent decades, pork …

Prof. Simon Somogyi

Food Supply Expert Speaks to National Post on New Food Habits

Prof. Simon Somogyi, Arrell Chair in the Business of Food, was featured in a National Post article about the many food-related consumer changes that have emerged since the pandemic began. Both online food delivery and sales of meal kits have surged in recent weeks, Somogyi noted. But he added that may not last after work …