On October 17, CME hosted a World Food Day event featuring a panel of experts discussing sustainable food strategies. Panelists included CME's Associate Dean Professor Sylvain Charlebois, Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security, Evan Fraser, and Gawaher Atif, the United Nations World Food Programme's Deputy Director of Private Sector Partnerships. The discussion was moderated by George Stroumboulopoulos. Read more about this event in this article from At Guelph.
Food safety and food waste have been hot topics recently in various media sources. In the following articles from The Globe and Mail, Professor Sylvain Charlebois discusses these two issues.
Following the events surrounding XL Foods, Charlebois comments on the possible benefits of changing oversight responsibilities of Canada’s food-safety system. Read "Feds discussed bailing out XL Foods to ease fallout from beef recall"
Everyone is talking about food waste. Professor Sylvain Charlebois continues the conversation with an interview on the Bill Good Show on CKNW AM 980 in Vancouver. Check out his interview at the top of hour 2 on October 7.
On October 3, CME welcomed experts to the UGSRP forum to discuss sustainability in Canadian foodservice. Author Jonathan Bloom, Professor Bruce McAdams and Robin Poirier from Ocean Wise spoke to about 100 people about the effects of wasting food and employing unsustainable practices. The Guelph Mercury covered the event. Read "It’s time to watch our food waste lines, experts say"
Professor Louise Grogan's research on women in the Former Soviet Union is front and centre today in At Guelph. In the article, the economics professor tells At Guelph that women are becoming less modern than the generations preceding them. Read "Women Make Little Progress in Former Soviet Union"
On today's episode of The Current, Professor Sylvain Charlebois is interviewed about the meaning of best before dates and how we react to them. This interview is part of a larger story on wasting food that might be past its best before date, but is still fine to eat. Listen to "What does the "best before" date on food packaging really mean?"
In today's Guelph Mercury, CME alumna Fountain Santos is interviewed about her restaurant, Portuguese Mario's, where she serves up Portuguese food with local produce and a dedication to healthy meals. Read Guelph business makes from-Portugal fare local
Since starting the BUS 4550 class in CME’s Department of Business (DoB) last January, Studio Art major Lisa Furfaro’s life has mainly involved two things: school and ravioli. By mixing her natural creativity with business knowledge gained in the course, her business, An Italian Love Story, has taken off. Many people in the region are discovering her take on traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
In today's National Post and Globe and Mail, Professor Sylvain Charlebois is quoted on issues relating to Canada's restaurant and grocery industries. In the Post, Charlebois comments on Canada's food labeling practices in relation to a new grocery store and restaurant that plans to sell food that is past its best-before date. In the Globe, he talks about the state of Canada's grocery chains.
In today's Hamilton Spectator, Professor Sylvain Charlebois discusses the changes CFIA is making to its food safety standards following events like the XL Foods and Gort's recalls. Read A new standard in food safety