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Microbes poised to transform food production and health

Armed with the latest molecular technologies, University of Guelph researchers are uncovering the myriad ways that microorganisms contribute to health along the soil-plant-gut continuum.

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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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The time is now to position Canada as a global leader in Agri-Food (The Hill Times)

On February 16th Professor Evan Fraser and Rory McAlpine were featured in The Hill Times discussing Canada’s agri-food potential.

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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.

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Smart tech, smarter generosity

With food banks increasingly welcoming donations of fresh food, the challenge is getting donors to change their mindsets. The creators of an app to do just that never imagined how much their idea would take off

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Podcast: Talk about smart food

Big data is changing everything in our lives, from how we run our homes and communities to how we operate our businesses and economies. It was just a matter of time before big data would transform how we grow our food and manage our farms and crops.

Tools for DNA detectives

By using molecular DNA probes, government agencies can improve their ability to guard against food fraud, disease and pests, while speeding up international trade

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Bred for healthier living

A Guelph-borne technology that can help reduce the amount of sickness in herds—and the amount of medication we need to keep them healthy—is now selling around the world

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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.

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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

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