Prof. Faisal Moola

National Observer Interviews Prof About Toxic Legacy of Grassy Narrows

University of Guelph Prof. Faisal Moola was interviewed for a June 7 National Observer story about the Ontario government’s struggle to address a decades-long problem of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation. A professor in U of G’s Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Moola has consulted on water remediation with the province and has worked …

Mike von Massow

Prof Featured in CTV Talking About Food Waste at Home

Prof. Mike von Massow appeared in a CTV News story on June 5 talking about food waste and best-before dates. A professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, von Massow said the best-before date is probably one of the least understood pieces of information on food packaging. He explained that best-before dates …

Prof. Keith Warriner

Washing Raw Chicken: Prof Talks to CTV

Prof. Keith Warriner talked to CTV News on May 31 about why chicken should never be washed. Most consumers wash chicken and pat it dry before cooking, but Warriner said this is not the safest practice in your kitchen. He explained that cooking kills most bacteria, and that rinsing raw chicken under the tap makes it …

Forbes Interviews U of G’s Food Laureate

U of G food laureate Anita Stewart was featured in a Forbes article on June 3 talking about how she founded Food Day Canada. Stewart, a culinary activist, educator and writer, talked about how she came up with the idea of Food Day Canada and why it’s important to promote and celebrate Canadian food, agriculture …

Prof. Mike von Massow

Prof Discusses Canada’s Tariffs on Imported U.S. Goods in National Media

Prof. Michael von Massow appeared in national media stories on June 3 talking about Canada’s tariffs on imported American goods and about concerns that the United States could retaliate to those measures. The story appeared in several national news outlets, including Globe and Mail, Huffington Post and CTV News. A professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural …

Prof Barry Micallef

Prof Debunks Myths About Nightshade Veggies in Reader’s Digest Article

Reader’s Digest interviewed Prof. Barry Micallef for an article about whether nightshade vegetables are as bad for your health as some social media influences and popular diet schemes would suggest. Nightshades or Solanaceae, a plant family that includes eggplant, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes, have gotten a lot of negative press lately, said the article. Reader’s Digest reported …

Restoring Name of Canada Jay: U of G Prof Talks to Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic featured U of G professor Ryan Norris in a story about how the Canada jay had its name restored by the American Ornithological Society earlier this month. The story detailed how Dan Strickland, a retired Algonquin Provincial Park naturalist, researched the origins of bird naming by the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) in the 1940s and …

Prof. Keith Warriner

Prof on CBC News Discussing Mystery of E. coli Outbreak

Prof. Keith Warriner appeared in a CBC News story on May 19 talking about recent E. coli outbreaks stemming from romaine lettuce and difficulties in tracing where the tainted product originated from. A professor in the Department of Food Science, Warriner said that for every reported case of E. coli, more go unreported. He also said …

Prof. Scott Weese

Tracking Lyme Disease Threat: CBC Talks to U of G Expert

Prof. Scott Weese appeared in a May 21 CBC News story about how Canadian scientists are tracking the threat of Lyme disease. The article suggested that increased numbers of Lyme disease cases in Canada could be a result of greater awareness and better testing. A veterinarian and professor in the department of pathobiology at the …

Jerry Chomyn

Prof Discusses Legacy of Tom Wolfe on CTV News

Jerry Chomyn, head of University of Guelph-Humber’s media studies program, appeared on CTV News on May 15 discussing the legacy of Tom Wolfe following the death of the author and journalist on May 14. Chomyn discussed Wolfe’s role in New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that used …