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McGill's Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne gets funding boost

McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue received some good news last Friday when the Quebec government made two funding announcements that will help boost the Faculty of Agricultural Environmental Sciences. Read more in The Gazette  

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Expert: IGA cuts food prices

Grocer IGA is cutting its fresh food prices in Quebec. (Le Journal de Québec) Pascal Thériault, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University Faculty lecturer in economy, he's also the director of Community Relations for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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Published on : 05 Apr 2016

Common gene variant influences food choices

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Published on : 09 Feb 2016

Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

Published on : 06 Mar 2015

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Feeding a University

The Gazette | Sept. 7, 2014 by: Lesley Chesterman Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays; over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus. Read the full story here

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Published on : 14 Sep 2014

What’s in McGill’s giant brownie?

McGill Reporter | Aug 21, 2014 By: Neale McDevitt The gigantic brownie will be the main attraction at the annual McGill à la carte event to be held in the tent on the downtown lower campus on Tuesday, Aug. 26, during which thousands of students, faculty, staff and hungry Montrealers will be invited to sample the delicious dessert.  Read the full story here  

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Published on : 01 Sep 2014

City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

In a number of cities around the world, residents have transformed previously derelict sites, ignored corners and over-grown verges into green and productive vegetable plots Published on July 30, 2014 | Environmental Research Web For example, in York, UK, an "edible map" reveals that there is garlic mustard and horseradish growing in abundance alongside the river, and plums will be available on a tree in a street in Osbaldwick by August.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Can Urban Agriculture Feed the World's Growing Cities?

Living in a city puts everything at your fingertips: From fashion and movies to social movements and political experiments, residents of urban areas experience most everything before it trickles through the suburbs and into rural communities. Published on July 29, 2014 | Yahoo! News by: Willy Blackmore

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

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

McGill Student Jakub Dzamba desigs cricket incubator to feed growing interest in insect farming Published on July 23, 2014 | Journal Metro by: Mathais Marchal

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Published on : 25 Jul 2014

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?

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 InternationalWritten by S.C.

Published on : 24 Feb 2014