Four students have each been awarded an Arrell Food Institute graduate scholarship worth $50,000 a year.
Drs. Maria Corradini, Philip Loring, and Simon Somogyi will join the University of Guelph as Arrell Food Chairs beginning this summer.
The inaugural ceremony celebrates organizations and individuals who’ve made a difference in the global food security, awarding two $100,000 cash prizes honouring excellence in community engagement and scientific research.
Ethical purchasing is still a niche concept, says Roozen, comprising no more than 3 to 5 percent of any market. “But when we started 30 years ago, we started at zero percent.”
Canada wastes about $31 billion worth of food a year. Half of that is in the home. Recently, after decades of shoulder-shrugging, solving this problem has become a topic of public discussion.