Cross-Country Checkup Consults U of G Driving Expert

Prof. Lana Trick, Department of Psychology, appeared on CBC Radio’s Cross-Country Checkup over the weekend to discuss what can be done to eliminate pedestrian deaths. Trick runs U of G’s DRiVE Lab and studies  collision risk and the mechanisms of attention during driving. While many worry that cellphones have increased distracted driving, Trick said drivers …

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Consumer Reports Speaks with Food Science Expert

Consumer Reports interviewed Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, about why there have been so many recalls of Californian-grown romaine lettuce . Warriner, who studies foodborne illness linked to produce, says a major problem is lettuce farms located too close to large cattle farms known as CAFOs, or concentrated animal feeding operations. Manure from …

Gut Microbiome Expert Speaks With Quirks & Quarks

Prof. Emma Allen-Vercoe, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, appeared on CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks to answer a rather delicate question about what’s in our poop. A listener had asked about the efficiency of human and animal digestive systems and why we seem to create so much poop. Allen-Vercoe responded that most of our pooo …