Infectious Disease Expert Speaks with VICE

Prof. Amy Greer offered some context to VICE Canada about zoonotic illnesses is response to a celebrity rant on social media. Singer Bryan Adams took to Instagram this week to blame meat-eating for the COVID-19 pandemic, while pushing fans to go vegan. (After accusations the rant appeared racist, Adams later apologized.) Greer, who studies infectious …

Weather Network Consults U of G Experts

The Weather Network consulted two U of G experts for an article and video on whether mass use of sanitizing spray in public spaces combats viruses or harms the environment. Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, said spraying would have little effect, not only because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 does not survive well …

U of G Expert on Giant Hornets Makes Headlines

With reports that so-called “murder hornets,” officially known as Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), have arrived in North America, the University of Guelph has an expert who can offer commentary. Prof. Gard Otis is an expert in honeybee biology and insect ecology with U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences While working on beekeeping projects …

CTV News Consults U of G Entomologist on Hornets

Prof. Stephen Marshall, School of Environmental Science, spoke to CTVNews.ca about the discovery of Asian giant hornets in northwestern U.S. Marshall said Asian hornets look similar to the non-aggressive European hornets that are common across Canada and that are often easily confused with them. They are also confused with equally non-aggressive cicada killers. He said …

U of G Food Scientist Offers Global News Chicken Cooking Tips

Prof. Jeffrey Farber, Department of Food Science, spoke to Global News Online about the proper way to ensure chicken is fully cooked. The article noted that research shows many home cooks judge “doneness” by the colour or texture of the meat, but Farber says the best way to avoid infection with Salmonella or Campylobacter is …