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

Students cook up comfort food with crickets

University of Guelph students cooked up some unique ideas this year in the Ideas Congress course. For some, that meant baking with bugs and ingesting some insects.

Students read a white board in a busy classroom

Illusions of abundance in an age of scarcity

Walrus Talk by Professor Evan Fraser, Director of the Food Institute of the University of Guelph

An irrigation system spraying water in a pasture

How can food and agriculture adapt to climate change?

Diversity in agriculture creates resiliency against climate change according to University of Guelph agricultural and environmental researchers.

small soybean plants growing in cracked earth

9 things you should know about Food from Thought

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

Aerial view of a green field with blue truck in row

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.

Evan Fraser and Kelly Hodgins at a table with students, looking over chart paper

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 Evan Fraser stands in front of the Gryphon statue

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.

Burning shopping cart on rioting streets

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

Automated farming: Good news for food security, bad news for job security

A brave new world of robot farms could have consequences for rural livelihoods

A robot picks a ripe strawberry.