U of G Gets Largest-Ever Gift, $20 Million to Create Arrell Food Institute

The University of Guelph has received its single largest-ever gift, a $20-million donation from the Arrell Family Foundation.

The Arrell Food Institute logo

The problem with listeria

Outbreaks of the deadly foodborne illness continue to surprise us

A box of salad

Why we are seeing more food recalls

On May 9, the CBC reported that frozen beans in Canada’s north are the latest food to be recalled over fears that they may be contaminated with listeria.

Mixed frozen vegetables on wooden cutting board and plastic bags

Podcast: Do you know what you’re eating?

Food fraud is unethical, illegal and can be dangerous. And it’s a global phenomenon that is getting worse as organized crime infiltrates the food supply chain. At the University of Guelph, scientists are using sophisticated tools to sniff out the fakes

A bunch of frozen red snapper fish with their mouths open

How we came to drink pasteurized milk

It was the dairies who promoted Louis Pasteur’s process

Side profile of a manual worker working in a dairy factory

Opening the barn doors on cage-free eggs

What makes hens happy is complicated

Hens in a barn are gathered around a metal feeder

A bagel with benefits

Eating one of these a day can keep diabetes away

A plain bagel

Super milk could fight cancer

The old joke is that brown cows make chocolate milk. They do not, of course. Instead, dairy cows could make something even better: cancer-fighting milk.

Holstein cow against blue background

Learning to love our guts

Hundreds of microbes live in our guts and stay for life. And that’s a good thing

Illustration of human intestinal lining