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Hungry for something healthy and new? Why not make dinner with crickets tonight!

Fri, 2014-07-25 05:10

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming

Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro

by: Mathais Marchal

Source Site: /sustainability

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?

Mon, 2014-02-24 23:20

Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable.

Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale International
Written by S.C.

Source Site: /sustainability

It isn’t easy being green, but why not try?

Wed, 2014-02-19 19:35

Composting on campus: a big project in the works

Published on Feb 7, 2014 | McGill Tribune
Written by Jenny Shen and Marlee Vinegar

After finishing the last bite of an apple, it’s almost second nature to toss it into the trash can before heading off to class. But what happens then? Few people know the fate of their food waste. But for many McGill students, the matter wasn’t just a concern—it was the beginnings of a significant undertaking.

Source Site: /sustainability

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the Macdonald Campus of McGill University, home of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

FSQP Forums

FSQP FORUM: Research Presentations
February 21, 2014 Forum, Montreal, QC

"Food Safety and Technology"

PCR Based Methods for Successful Food Safety Testing from a Variety of Sample Matrices and Surfaces
Marcia Armstrong, PhD
Scientific Affairs Manager, Global Applied Testing, QIAGEN Inc

Upcoming Events and Workshops


FOOD SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY: Where we are, where we are going, and what it means for your business

11:00 - 16:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building, MSB-016
Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

Marcia Armstrong, PhD
Scientific Affairs Manager, Global Applied Testing, QIAGEN Inc.

Christian Foucault
Manager, Agilent Technologies Canada

Food Safety and Quality Program

Food safety is a multidisciplinary field aimed at providing consumers with a high-quality food product, free of contaminants. It focuses on the analytical and toxicological aspects, in addition to risk analysis and management. Food safety has become increasingly important due to the globalization of the food supply chain and increased international trade. The estimated cost to the Canadian economy of food borne illnesses and related deaths is estimated at $12 to $14 billion per year. The food borne pathogens, Clostridium botulinum, Campylobacter, Cyclospora, E.