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16 March 2020

COVID-19 outbreak highlights importance of Food from Thought research project

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, newly published research funded by Food from Thought shows how an
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16 March 2020

Food from Thought Bursary Competition on Hold

Due to the global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the decision by the University of Guelph to restrict travel,
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Dr. Bonnie Mallard and coworker
9 March 2020

HIR Technology Carries Big Benefits for Dairy Producers

High Immune Response technology is a patented testing procedure and management tool developed by Ontario Veterinary College Prof. Bonnie Mallard
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13 February 2020

Food from Thought’s ‘Agriculture in the North’ research published

PLOS|ONE has published ‘The environmental consequences of climate-driven agricultural frontiers,’ which investigates the climate change-driven creation of usable farmland in
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17 September 2019

Training Partnership with Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance

The provincial government and the University of Guelph have partnered through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance and the University’s Food
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12 September 2019

Feeding 9 Billion Website Re-launch

The food security initiative, Feeding 9 Billion, has a newly re-launched and refreshed website. Based out of the University of
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5 September 2019

Research Project: Social Impacts of Digital Agricultural Technologies

The University of Guelph is inviting Canadian crop farmers to participate in a research project on precision agriculture. The lead
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27 August 2019

Global News: Pollinating bees may be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil on southern Ontario farms: study

Research supported by the Canada Research Excellence Fund through Food from Thought has found that ground-nesting bees, such as squash
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1 August 2019

Transparency in Food Supply Chains: A Review of Enabling Technology Solutions

In a recently-published review, University of Guelph researchers investigate technologies that support data-driven, transparent food systems. These technologies could allow
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8 July 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lenore Newman Special Guest on FoodFarm Talk

Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University
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27 June 2019

Hosting Interdisciplinary Workshop in Digital Agriculture

Food from Thought hosted a digital agriculture workshop on June 27, facilitated by Bronwynne Wilton of Wilton Consulting Group. The
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26 June 2019

Inaugural Year for Agri-Food Excellence Symposium

Finding balance and an interdisciplinary approach to agri-food sustainability. These were two key messages that resonated across two and a
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21 June 2019

U of G News: Prof Leads $180-Million Global DNA Barcoding Initiative

Food from Thought principal investigator prof. Paul Hebert is helping to launch BIOSCAN, a new $180-million, seven-year DNA barcoding project
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6 June 2019

Award: Inaugural Research Assistant to be Awarded Top Graduate Student Convocation Award

One of Food from Thought’s inaugural research assistants, Andrew Nixon, will receive U of G’s top convocation award for graduate
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27 May 2019

Agri-food Radio Program Hosted by Graduate Students

Two University of Guelph graduate students have teamed up to deliver FoodFarm Talk, an interactive and innovative agri-food themed program
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1 May 2019

Award: 2019 International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) – European Symposium

Krishna Gelda, a master’s student working on principal investigator Jeffrey Farber’s Food from Thought-supported research, has won the award for
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26 April 2019

University Affairs: U of Guelph’s DNA Barcode Centre Catalogues Earth’s Biodiversity

The DNA barcoding work at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Biodiversity Genomics is highlighted in a new University Affairs
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Trevor DeVries
18 April 2019

Industry News: Dairy School: Optimizing Health and Welfare in Robot Herds

Food from Thought principal investigator Prof. Trevor DeVries discusses dairy health and welfare, and leveraging large amounts of data collected
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