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Experiential Education in the Agri-Food Sector: Reflections from a Graduate Course

The future of the agri-food workforce is changing. The sector is dealing with wicked challenges like climate change and disrupted supply chains that will impact operations; sophisticated technologies are increasingly being used on farms and in processing plants; and the agricultural sector must increase productivity to feed a projected 10 billion people by 2050. Meeting … Continued

Using slow-ripening techniques to reduce soft fruit waste

Whether the apples you eat come from ten kilometres away or a thousand, they most likely followed similar paths to get into your hands, from harvest, storage, or transport. Despite improvements in food storage and transport, up to 40% of all picked fruits are wasted, in part due to their perishable nature. In communities where fruit … Continued

Sustainable Agri-Food Pathways at Heart of New University of Guelph and University of the Fraser Valley Partnership

Two of Canada’s leading agri-food research universities — the University of Guelph and University of the Fraser Valley – have launched a new partnership aimed at advancing new pathways for sustainable innovation within Canada’s $140-billion food and agriculture industry.  The memorandum of understanding (MOU) names long-time collaborators Dr Evan Fraser, director of Arrell Food Institute (AFI) at U … Continued

Highlights from COP28

COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, brought together global leaders to discuss how the world can take action on climate change. Arrell Food Institute Director Dr. Evan Fraser attended COP28 and shared his reflections and highlights on the event.