Prof. Simon Somogyi

Food Supply Expert Discusses Produce Prices

Prof. Simon Somogyi, the Arrell Chair in the Business of Food, spoke to iPolitics about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted consumers’ ability to eat healthy. Somogyi said lower-income consumers who already had a hard time accessing healthy foods could be further burdened during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that Canada is in a period of deflation and the costs of many …

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 …