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McGill researchers develop first-ever detailed global map of critical phosphorus use and misuse

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Published on : 02 Feb 2011

Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

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.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

Media advisory: Co-ordinator of UN high-level task force to open McGill Food Security Conference

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.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2010

Water management and malnutrition crucial issues at McGill food conference

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.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2010

Could life survive on Mars? Yes, expert says

McGill microbiologist looks at Martian-like environment on Earth and finds evidence of bacteria

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans

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.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

Does Growing Soy Destroy Amazon Rainforest?

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.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Montreal Gazette: Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Montreal Yards and Rooftops

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.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

Green Team

We need food. We need fuel. The Green Crop Network is working on ways we can have both. (Hold the greenhouse gases.)

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Research Strength in Numbers

Complex problems require complex solutions. That’s why the Green Crop Network brings together a variety of research expertise from McGill and 13 other Canadian universities.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

From Green Revolution To Evergreen Solutions

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.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

70% of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes: McGill researchers

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.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2010

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

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Published on : 19 Dec 2009