Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences news
Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are – the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers – are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry.
Dr. David Nabarro, Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and co-ordinator of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, will deliver the keynote address at the opening evening of the Third McGill Conference on Global Food Security on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St. in Montreal.
Water management and malnutrition are the two key threats to food security that will be discussed at the Third McGill Conference on Global Food Security, to be held Oct. 19-21, 2010, in Montreal.
Those neighbourhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.
In the first seven years of this century, around 19 million hectares of rainforest in the Legal Amazon region of Brazil were cut down. But the jury's out on the chief culprit behind this deforestation… Now a team from McGill University in Canada and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia has discovered evidence that soy production is indirectly causing deforestation.
Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.
If you can’t eat it, it’s not food: Growing crops is one thing, but the real trick is getting those crops from field to market with minimal spoilage. Learn about bioresource engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan’s decades-long effort to bring post-harvest innovations to Indian farms.
Seventy per cent of Inuit preschoolers in Nunavut, Canada’s largest territory, live in households where there isn’t enough food, a situation with implications for children’s academic and psychosocial development, found McGill University Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair Grace Egeland of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment and collaborators.
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) new service "Subscription to Funding Opportunities"
In an ongoing effort to improve our processes and service delivery to the research community, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (OVPRIR) is pleased to introduce a new service, “Subscription to Funding Opportunities.” Our previous practice has been to send funding opportunities to Department Chairs and Associate Deans of Research for redistribution to facu