Profs in National News Discussing Rising Food Prices

April 29, 2008 - In the News

Prof. David Sparling, associate dean, research and graduate studies for the College of Management and Economics and Prof. Al Weersink, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, will be featured on 16 CBC radio stations across the country Thursday morning, including Ontario Morning at 6:15 a.m. They will be doing live interviews with each radio station, talking about the reasons for rising global food prices.

Sparling was also featured on CBC News Morning Wednesday talking about rising food prices, what the global food shortage means to Canadians and how it progressed to this point.

Sparling and Weersink were featured in a Toronto Star article Wednesday on rising food prices. Weersink also wrote an op-ed on the subject that was published in Wednesday's Guelph Mercury.

Prof. Barry Smit appeared on CBC Newsworld Monday discussing the topic of rising food costs and Canada's international role. The geography professor has expertise in the vulnerability and adaptations of communities and socio-economic systems to global environmental changes, especially climate change. His research has also addressed the sustainability of agriculture and agroecosystem health, and the implications of changing conditions for resources and livelihoods

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