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U of G Receives $77 Million to Launch ‘Food From Thought’

The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million from the federal government to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture.

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9 things you should know about Food from Thought

University of Guelph wants to know how to feed the world without undermining the environment.

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Director named for the Food Institute

Evan Fraser, a geography professor and Canada Research Chair known for teaching about global food security issues in novel ways, was named to the position.

Professor Dara’s expertise on big data and privacy is in high demand from all industries from all around the world, including dairy farmers.

Podcast: Talk about smart food

Big data is changing everything in our lives, from how we run our homes and communities to how we operate our businesses and economies. It was just a matter of time before big data would transform how we grow our food and manage our farms and crops.

Featured Experts

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Malcolm Campbell

Vice-President, Research

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Kari E. Dunfield

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-ecosystems

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Jeffrey Farber

Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety

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Evan Fraser

Director, Food Institute of the University of Guelph

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Paul Hebert

Tier I Canada Research Chair, Director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and Officer of the Order of Canada

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Bonnie Mallard

Professor of Pathobiology

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Kevin McCann

Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology

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Jan Sargeant

Director of the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses

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Clarence Swanton

Professor of Plant Agriculture

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Paul Uys

Senior Director, External

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Rene Van Acker

Dean, Ontario Agriculture College

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Tina Widowski

Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare

Latest

Q & A: How 50 students could feed 9 billion

As the world’s population continues to grow towards nine billion, new ideas for managing food security are necessary. Students at the University of Guelph students are turning their ideas into reality.

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The queen of optimal eating

Food guru Adelle Davis was celebrated by the hippie generation during times of plenty, but her ideas about nutrition were formed at a time when people weren’t getting enough to eat

Adelle Davis was one of America’s first food celebrities.

Can we learn to crave healthier choices?

A decades-long family cohort study is exploring how our eating habits are formed — and how we can change them for the better

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Smart tech, smarter generosity

With food banks increasingly welcoming donations of fresh food, the challenge is getting donors to change their mindsets. The creators of an app to do just that never imagined how much their idea would take off

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Tools for DNA detectives

By using molecular DNA probes, government agencies can improve their ability to guard against food fraud, disease and pests, while speeding up international trade

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