Guelph Profs Make Headlines
October 02, 2013 - In the News
Food safety was in the news, with two U of G professors quoted in a National Post article called “New Grocery Store and Restaurant to Sell Only Food That Passed Its Best-Before Date, But Is Still Perfectly Fine to Eat.” Profs. Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, and Sylvain Charlebois, associate dean, College of Management and Economics, were interviewed about discarding and storing food.
Director of the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program at Guelph, Warriner studies human pathogens and plants, produce decontamination and meat contamination. Charlebois belongs to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency board and has researched supermarkets. He was also quoted in a Globe and Mail article on labour costs and competitiveness in the grocery industry.
Catherine Bush wrote a column for the National Post called “The Social Circus” about her first experience with a movement to bring circus acts to disadvantaged populations. Bush, who is guest editing The Afterword for the Post this week, is co-ordinator of the U of G master of fine arts program in creative writing at the University of Guelph-Humber.
Prof. Ralf Gellert’s work with the Mars rover was noted in an article last week in the National Post called “About 2% of the Soil on Mars’ Surface Is Water.” Gellert, Department of Physics, spoke on the rover’s finding that water may exist beneath the surface of Mars. He leads the international team responsible for a spectrometer studying Martian soil and rocks -- Canada's $18-million contribution to the rover that touched down just over a year ago.
Prof. Ben Bradshaw, Department of Geography, was interviewed by the CBC for a story on mining in the Northwest Territories. The story, “Future Uncertain for New N.W.T. Mining Projects,” discussed impact benefit agreements and two proposed major mining projects. Bradshaw studies corporate social/environmental responsibility, agricultural trade liberalization and community-based resource management.
Prof. John Cline, Department of Plant Agriculture, was interviewed by the Toronto Star for “The Science of Growing a Better Apple.” Cline, who works out of Guelph’s Simcoe campus, discussed cultivation of new apple brands and recent changes to make orchards more efficient and productive.