Weather Network Consults U of G Experts

The Weather Network consulted two U of G experts for an article and video on whether mass use of sanitizing spray in public spaces combats viruses or harms the environment. Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, said spraying would have little effect, not only because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 does not survive well …

U of G Expert on Giant Hornets Makes Headlines

With reports that so-called “murder hornets,” officially known as Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), have arrived in North America, the University of Guelph has an expert who can offer commentary. Prof. Gard Otis is an expert in honeybee biology and insect ecology with U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences While working on beekeeping projects …

CTV News Consults U of G Entomologist on Hornets

Prof. Stephen Marshall, School of Environmental Science, spoke to CTVNews.ca about the discovery of Asian giant hornets in northwestern U.S. Marshall said Asian hornets look similar to the non-aggressive European hornets that are common across Canada and that are often easily confused with them. They are also confused with equally non-aggressive cicada killers. He said …

U of G Food Scientist Offers Global News Chicken Cooking Tips

Prof. Jeffrey Farber, Department of Food Science, spoke to Global News Online about the proper way to ensure chicken is fully cooked. The article noted that research shows many home cooks judge “doneness” by the colour or texture of the meat, but Farber says the best way to avoid infection with Salmonella or Campylobacter is …

U of G Expert Says Pandemic Response Proves Changes to Protect Earth Are Possible

Earth Day is typically a time to contemplate humanity’s impacts on the environment. While not the initial intention, our rapid behavioural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have already brought about healthy changes in our environment, says a University of Guelph expert in global change ecology and sustainability. Prof. Madhur Anand, School of Environmental …

a photo of Prof. Keith Warriner in his lab

U of G Mask-Cleaning Technology Makes Headlines

A sanitation innovation co-developed by Prof. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, is making national headlines. The Canadian Press featured the “clean flow” waterless sanitation process Warriner developed, with articles appearing across the country, including on GlobalNews.ca. Warriner also appeared on CBC Radio’s Morning Edition to discuss the invention. The technology uses ultraviolet light, hydrogen …