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Five new scholars join Arrell Food Institute

Five incoming students have each been awarded an Arrell Food Institute graduate scholarship worth $50,000 a year.

A collage of photos of the new Arrell Scholars

Food policy governance: A letter to the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau

A letter on behalf of the National Food Policy Governance Working Group to draw attention to their joint proposal to create a new advisory body: the National Food Policy Council.

Image of strawberries overlaid with the logos of all the participating organizations listed in the letter

Short-term opportunity for jobs creation and economic growth possible through National School Food Program

School food programs have an impressive return on investment and have the potential to boost the Canadian agricultural economy.

Girl carries a lunch tray in the cafeteria

How the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets

Remarks by Dr. Simon Somogyi to Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on the potential of Canadian value-added products.

Wheels of cheese on shelves

FeedBack: Can Canadians “meat” the challenge? Eating better for the environment

Can we bug Canadians into eating better for the environment? Three University of Guelph Food from Thought Graduate Research Assistants are strategizing a method to inform healthier, greener dietary choices.

Three students pose with industry representative inside

New food guide will save Canadians money but few are following it, study finds

The good news is the new Canada’s Food Guide will save a family of four $475 annually on grocery bills, according to a new University of Guelph study.

fruit in cardboard boxes

Farming on First Nations: Reconciling business with social enterprise to achieve food security

Join the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 for a panel discussion on the topic of “Farming on First Nations: Reconciling Business with Social Enterprise to Achieve Food Security”.

A field of red-leaf blueberries in fall

Providing Canadian context to global diet recommendations

With the recent release of the EAT-Lancet Commission and Canada Food Guide, Arrell Food Institute is bringing together national agriculture and food experts on March 7 to discuss what these recent dietary recommendations mean for Canadians.

Peace Tower in front of blue sky

FeedBack: Growing Together

The food waste and behavioural change team reflects on the cohort program and the opportunities they’ve taken with their community partner, Provision Coalition.

Sugandha Raj, Praveena Thirunathan, Simone Weinstein (Provision Coalition Project Coordinator), Jared Stoochnoff, and Seyed Ahmadi pose with a Provision Coalition sign.

Weed or Feed? A Canadian food security issue

The impact that the legalization of cannabis is having on our food system should be troubling to us all.

A greenhouse under a blue sky