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A Northern Bounty: Food Day Canada

We spend a lot of time examining food through a scientific lens, and while this work is critical to building better food systems, we’re grateful that Food Day Canada reminds us to take a moment to enjoy food.

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In Conversation: Canada’s National Food Policy

Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Professor Evan Fraser, frames the context of Minister MacAuley’s announcement on May 29.

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Diving into controversial waters, again

Paul Uys, Director, External of the Arrell Food Institute, reflects on the upcoming Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

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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.

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Food waste lesson plans connect research to classrooms

New unit plans help teachers bring food waste research to the change-makers of the future.

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A Canadian Cuisine Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate the abundance of Canadian produce and to share it with others through family recipes.

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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

A mother and her children pose at a kitchen table.

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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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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Podcast: The shocking stuff that shows up in our garbage

Food waste is a $31B problem in Canada alone. That’s like everyone in the country throwing $760 a year in the trash

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