Le budget fédéral dévoilé mardi prévoit un « rabais pour l'épicerie » sous forme d'aide ponctuelle pour aider les citoyens à composer avec l'inflation. Cette mesure de 2,5 milliards de dollars, qui profitera à 11 millions de personnes, pourra atteindre 467 $ par an pour un couple avec deux enfants.

L'économiste Pascal Thériault, chargé de cours au département des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement de l'université McGill, n'est pas convaincu de l'efficacité d'une telle mesure.

Classified as: Pascal Thériault
Published on: 3 Apr 2023

Open to students in any field of study, the aim of the Nexus is to raise awareness about the topic of food security, while also giving its members a place to come together and learn from one another. As its name suggests, the Nexus will work closely with the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at McGill to organize events, educational campaigns, and other activities that support the institute’s work.

Classified as: Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security
Published on: 23 Mar 2023

The name of a new global food security hub at McGill might be a mouthful, but the students behind it are confident their work will help get food into the mouths of people who need it.

“We want to be a place where students can get hands-on experience advocating for solutions,” said Efrata Woldeyohanes, the undergraduate student leading the recently launched Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security Student Nexus.

Classified as: Sustainability, global food security, student initiatives, Student groups, food security, Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security
Published on: 9 Mar 2023

Food prices have increased by 11% in Quebec in 2022, the largest increase in Canada. In an annual report released on Monday, 26 researchers predict that the upward trend will continue into 2023, but will be less marked. Price increases in Québec in 2023 should be below the national average, around 5%.

Classified as: Pascal Thériault
Published on: 7 Dec 2022

Liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight (LC-Q/TOF) is proving one of the most comprehensive methods for testing food authenticity, according to Dr Stéphane Bayen, an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University.

Classified as: Stephane Bayen
Published on: 2 May 2022

On March 26th, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr. André Lamontagne, announced grants totaling $7.1M to three organizations engaged in the food processing sector, including $6M in funding to The Consortium for Research, Innovation and Transformation of Agrifood (RITA) at McGill University over the next 5 years. 

Classified as: Salwa Karboune, Consortium-RITA, grant
Published on: 27 Mar 2022

Paul Meldrum is no doubt a busy man. From establishing a dairy farm from the ground up to working as an agricultural journalist with CBC and CTV, he has been involved in both telling the stories and improving the mechanics of our food systems.

Classified as: Paul Meldrum, Sustainability
Published on: 10 Mar 2022

Macdonald Campus students celebrate the women of the CIUSSS West Island on International Women’s Day

Classified as: CIUSS
Published on: 10 Mar 2022

In the midst of the pandemic, in 2020, the plant-based drink industry saw nearly 20% growth, and is estimated to be worth about $350 million, according to data provided by Plant-Based Foods of Canada. One of the latest plant-based drink source is potatoes, which, according to

Dr. Michèle Iskandar, Research Associate at McGill’s School of Human Nutrition, can be healthy alternatives.

Classified as: Michèle Iskandar, School of Human Nutrition
Published on: 2 Mar 2022

In 2020, Quebecers spent more than $1.78 billion on frozen and ready-to-eat meals in grocery stores, but how will the rising cost of inflation impact the price of these convenient ready-made meals?

Classified as: Pascal Thériault
Published on: 2 Mar 2022
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