19th annual Guelph Food Safety Seminars (GFSS) Symposium Session 1: At what cost? Food safety and rising prices

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19th annual Guelph Food Safety Seminars (GFSS) Symposium 

Session 1: At what cost? Food safety and rising prices



Inflation and the Food System – Causes and Effects

Food price inflation is currently at generational highs.  Food prices are getting a lot of attention from governments and regulators as consumers are looking for reasons that prices are increasing.  There are many factors contributing to food price increases across all good categories.  We discuss the reasons prices are increasing, the impacts on the food system with particular focus on food security and food safety.


Mike von Massow, Associate Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph

Mike von Massow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph.  He is also the OAC Chair in Food System Leadership.  He teaches management and strategy to agribusiness students. His research focuses on understanding how people make food choices and the development of value chains to support those choices. Mike is active on social media and has a proactive outreach program.  Check out his FoodFocus blog and podcast for current discussions of issues and trends relative to food from farm to fork.



Brendan Dougherty, Senior Epidemiologist, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada and GFSS Organizing Committee Member

Emefa Monu, Food Safety Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and GFSS Organizing Committee Member

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