Our Vision: Transforming global food systems and elevating Canada’s place within the global food economy. We are building on University of Guelph’s world-class strengths in all aspects of food research and education, and are the world leader in food and agricultural innovation.

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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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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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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.

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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

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

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security

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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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Janice 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

Associate Dean at Ontario Agriculture College

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Tina Widowski

Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Poultry Welfare


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.

Bred for healthier living

A Guelph-borne technology that can help reduce the amount of sickness in herds—and the amount of medication we need to keep them healthy—is now selling around the world

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The politics of chaos in food crises: food riots in Venezuela

The world has recently turned its attention to Venezuela, where a struggling economy combined with food shortages has raised tensions, resulting in the emergence of protests and deadly food riots.

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Is another dust bowl coming?

In the 1930s, a bad drought and an economic malaise upended farming systems around North America causing the Dust Bowl. Could climate change and the persistent post-2008 economic doldrums do the same?

Soil blown by dust bowl winds piled up in large drifts on a farm

Canadians will pay $345 more for food in 2016

The struggling Canadian currency, climate factors and consumer trends will all play important roles in the rising price of food in 2016

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