U of G Wildfire Expert on CTV

Prof. Merritt Turetsky appeared on CTV’s Your Morning on Jan. 8, talking about why forests sometimes can’t recover after widespread fires. As an ecosystem ecologist, Turetsky shared her expertise with CTV in a segment examining how fire-damaged forests affect the larger Canadian landscape. She said that while forest fires have been a natural part of the …

Chatelaine Features U of G Prof

Prof. Jeff Farber was featured in Chatelaine on Jan. 4 talking about the best methods for cleaning fresh produce after a recent outbreak of E. coli was linked to romaine lettuce. Farber, a microbiologist and food science professor, told Chatelaine that packaged, pre-washed lettuce at supermarkets is cleaned by manufacturers with water and sometimes disinfectants such …

Prof Discusses Federal Plans to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Livestock on CBC

Prof. John Prescott appeared on CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition K-W Jan. 4 discussing changes coming to Canada’s livestock industry. The story focused on the hundreds of over-the-counter antibiotics that will require a veterinarian prescription starting Dec. 1, 2018. A Jan 2. CBC News story talked about a plan by Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, to …

U of G Prof Talks Dogs, Obesity on CBC

Prof. Kate Shoveller appeared in a CBC News story Dec. 30 talking about overuse of treats as a culprit in overweight dogs. The story highlighted a recent Italian study that found that owners overfed their dogs with calorie-rich treats such as biscuits, meat strips and chewable sticks. Shoveller, an animal nutritionist and animal biosciences professor …

Globe and Mail Features U of G Expert

The Globe and Mail spoke to Paul Uys, director (external) of the Arrell Food Institute, for a story about why investors are putting their money into pea-based food products. The Dec. 31 article talked about how Hollywood director James Cameron is investing tens of millions of dollars to back a major organic pea-processing plant located …

Prof in CTV Story on Testing for ‘Mystery Meat’

U of G Prof. Robert Hanner appeared in a CTV story Dec. 19 about using lasers to test for unwanted animal products in meat samples. The story highlighted U of G’s recent discovery that one in five sausages contained animal products not listed on the label. This could have been caused by economically motivated food …

Prof Talks Politics With Maclean’s

Prof. Tamara Small discussed potential outcomes for the 2018 Ontario general election with Maclean’s on Dec. 14. The article, “Can Patrick Brown avenge Tim Hudak and John Tory’s electoral disasters?”, featured political pundits weighing in on whether Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown might defeat Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals. Co-author of the 2011 book If You Don’t Like …

VP Research Talks Blockchain With BNN

Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research), did a live interview about blockchain Dec. 13 on Business News Network. During the interview with BNN anchor Andrew Bell, Campbell discussed how the technology could track complex global food supply chains, helping to combat food fraud, improve food safety and boost transparency. Blockchain is a ledger of transactions that can …

U of G Prof Featured on Global News

Prof. Brynn Winegard was featured on Global News discussing how holiday stress can affect your brain and overall health. Winegard talked about how higher cortisol levels can affect your whole body, including the brain and hormonal cycle, which can ultimately lead to anxiety and depression. She offered tips for coping with holiday stress, including making …