Geography Prof on CBC TV
July 14, 2012 - In the News
University of Guelph geography professor Evan Fraser was on CBC TV's The National Saturday. He was interviewed as part of a larger story on the effect the hot, dry weather is having on food crops, particularly corn.
Fraser discussed what the loss of the corn crop in the United States will do to commodity prices, how this will affect consumers, and what this means for political volatility around the world. He also talked about how the weather has affected Canadian corn farmers and the Ontario fruit industry.
Fraser joined U of G in fall 2010 as the Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security. He co-wrote the book Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations about how and why human culture depends on food, what happens when a culture runs out of it and our likely future. He has become a sought-after media expert and consultant on food-related issues.
The National is CBC's national evening television news program.