Prof to Discusses Food Prices on CBC Radio International

September 14, 2010 - In the News

Prof. Al Weersink, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, was featured Wednesday afternoon on the CBC Radio Canada International program The Link.

Weersink talked about rising world food prices and how they affect Canadians. He will also discuss why food voices are so volatile around the globe.

The interview is scheduled to air at 12:15 p.m. The Link is a daily news show that airs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Radio Canada International. The program aims to tell the world what’s new and exciting on Canada’s cultural landscape, and to provide insight and expertise about what’s happening in Canada today.

The show is translated into several languages and distributed internationally, including in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and India. It’s also broadcast overnight on CBC Radio One.

Weersink's research focuses on the effects of technology and government policy, particularly environmental policy; on decisions made by firms in the agri-food sector; and on the resulting structure of the sector. He has also studied how farmers are adopting new environmental practices based on the level of urbanization they’re encountering. He was raised on a cash crop/dairy farm near St. Marys and continues to be involved with the farm.

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