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 …

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 …