Too Early to Fret About Agricultural Mega-Merger, U of G Prof Tells Globe and Mail

Decades of consolidation in the agri-food industry have left farmers with fewer options for buying seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, and some farmers worry that choices could further diminish after the announcement of a $66-billion (U.S.) merger between industry giants Bayer and Monsanto. University of Guelph professor Ken McEwan, production economics and agribusiness at the Ridgetown Campus, told …

Food From Thought Project Featured on Radio-Canada International

Prof. Evan Fraser, Geography, and scientific director of the recently announced Food From Thought project, was interviewed by Radio-Canada International Sept. 14. He discussed the announcement of Canadian government funding of nearly $77 million for University of Guelph researchers to use high-tech information systems to help produce enough food for a growing human population while …

Canadian Mushroom Industry Is an “Attractive” Agricultural Investment, U of G Prof Tells Financial Post

The Canadian mushroom industry is in growth mode, and University of Guelph professor Alfons Weersink, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, says it’s a stable and attractive investment. Weersink was interviewed by the Financial Post for an article about a major acquisition within Canada’s mushroom industry, which has grown by about three to five per cent annually over …

Student Taking Part in Paralympics Featured on CBC

U of G student Sasha Boulton is featured today on CBC radio. The biomedical engineering student is in Rio taking part in the first-ever Paralympic Games triathlon. Boulton is a guide for Christine Robbins, a legally blind athlete from Abbotsford, B.C., who hopes to have “the race of my life” during the games. The two …

U of G Experts Comment on China’s Canola Restrictions Surrounding Blackleg Disease in Globe and Mail Article

China is once again imposing restrictions on Canadian canola over concerns of blackleg, a fungal disease that destroys the crop. The Chinese did the same thing six years ago and Canadian researchers, including the University of Guelph’s plant agriculture professors Dave Hume and Mary Ruth McDonald, are wondering if the recent decision is based on science …

U of G Prof Discusses Challenges of Tipping Model for Restaurants on CBC Podcast

The interaction between servers and customers at restaurants is often discussed. But less is known about the interactions among staff within an establishment, particularly the impact of tipping on workers. Prof. Michael Von Massow, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, spoke to CBC about how tipping may present challenges for restaurants. He said that servers often do much better financially …

U of G Olympian Featured in CBC Story on Support from N.W.T. Town

Geneviève Lalonde won’t bring an Olympic medal back to Canada, but that doesn’t matter to the residents of Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories. Lalonde, a University of Guelph master’s student in geography and former Gryphon varsity team member, finished 16th in the 3,000-metre steeplechase event in Rio this week. She studies Inuit education, so she travels to Ulukhaktok annually. …