U of G Profs Talk Food Prices on National TV

August 15, 2012 - In the News

Two University of Guelph professors were featured on national news programs Wednesday night discussing this summer’s drought conditions and the impact on commodity prices.

Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Management and Economics, was on the Business News Network program Market Sense at 5:30 p.m. He was interviewed live from BNN’s studio in Toronto.

Charlebois is an expert on global food systems. He has published two books and numerous articles and is writing a third book on global food safety systems. He serves on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s National Expert Advisory Committee and co-wrote a 2012 Food Price Index forecast with U of G economics professor Francis Tapon.

Geography professor Evan Fraser was on CTV’s News Channel at 5:20 p.m. 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.

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