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A Canadian Conversation on Global Diets

Diets that are intentionally curated for healthy people and planet are being referred to around the world as ‘global diets’.

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Research Update: Future Food Systems

Investigating the socio-economic impacts and sustainability of future food product systems is the overarching theme of the three SSHRC grants awarded to Arrell Food Institute researchers this year.

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Canadian Food Policy


Read reports produced by Arrell Food Institute and associated faculty.

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Food from Thought

The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million investment from the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund for Food from Thought, a extensive research program on food, agriculture and biodiversity.

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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion, a food security initiative based out of the University of Guelph, is committed to providing the general public insight, outreach and education around issues of food, agriculture and hunger. Feeding 9 Billion provides objective, evidence-based information in an accessible manner for everyone (both through various research initiatives, as well as drawing on and compiling others’). Feeding 9 Billion is committed to educating youth, who have the capacity to improve the food system of the future.

Feeding 9 Billion resources include videos, a graphic novel, lesson plans for elementary schools, books, and speaking engagements. The program includes a unique event called the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge, which supports Canadian undergraduate students to develop meaningful food security projects and to become agents of change during their time in university. Learn more at



Food Map

The Food Map is a catalogue of University of Guelph research representing about 2,500 completed and ongoing research projects related to food. To learn more please go to the Food Map page or visit the Food Map.


University of Guelph Laboratory Services

University of Guelph Laboratory Services provide analytical and diagnostic services to the agriculture, food, environment and animal health industries with excellence and expertise through two operational units. Services include allergen testing, antibiotic and drug residues in food, dairy analysis, food safety testing, and pesticide residue testing. To learn more visit the Laboratory Services page.


The Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy is housed within the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, OAC, University of Guelph. The mission of the institute is to provide independent, credible, and timely policy analysis with respect to socially significant food and agricultural issues. To learn more visit the Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy website.


Video Transcripts

Descriptive transcripts for Food Institute videos can be found here.