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 …

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 …