Profs Featured on CBC Radio, TV

January 23, 2009 - In the News

Food science Prof. Keith Warriner and his research team were featured on the CBC television show Marketplace Friday. They tested the effectiveness of an all-purpose sanitizing system that is supposed to neutralize bacteria and pesticides on food and surfaces.

Warriner and his research teams have developed various decontamination methods to improve food safety, including an effective way to sterilize seeds used to produce bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts and other types of sprouts – culprits in several major food-borne illness outbreaks around the world. He also discovered a method that could effectively eliminate Salmonella contaminations by combining an antagonistic bacterium naturally found on tomatoes with viruses.

Marketplace is a national investigative consumer program that has been broadcast for 35 years. It airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Prof. Robert Enright, School of Fine Art and Music, was on the national CBC radio show As it Happens . He discussed issues related to the authenticity of art in the context of a recent dispute between an Ottawa couple and an art gallery over the legitimacy of a painting by the late Norval Morrisseau, Canada's most celebrated aboriginal artist.

Enright, a University research professor in art criticism, is one of Canada's best-known cultural journalists and is the editor-at-large of Border Crossings magazine.

As it Happens is CBC Radio's popular current affair program. One the air for 35 years, it can be heard weekdays on CBC Radio One at 6:30 p.m.

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