Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake

Published: 8Jun2021

Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. But what factors...

Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Published: 21Jun2021

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly ...

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

Published: 6May2021

Image caption: These killer whales may appear healthy, but a new study has found extremely high levels of PCB contamination in some of the whales. There was a 300-fold difference between the levels...

There is no one-size-fits-all road to sustainability on “Patchwork Earth”

Published: 22Feb2021

In a world as diverse as our own, the journey towards a sustainable future will look different depending on where in the world we live, according to a recent paper published in One Earth and led by...

Puzzling shapes: unlocking the mysteries of plant cell morphology 

Published: 8Aug2019

The discovery of the mechanics and molecular mechanism that dictate cell shape formation in plants by a team of McGill researchers offers new clues about the fundamental processes governing tissue...

Experts: New Canada's Food Guide

Published: 22Jan2019

"Instead of eating four food groups, Canadians are now encouraged to follow three guidelines on what to eat regularly, what to avoid and the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home." (CBC...

$5-million gift to McGill’s global food security institute supports efforts to understand and reverse world hunger and malnutrition

Published: 10Oct2018

Every night, some 800 million people – one in nine people on earth – go to bed hungry. And projections suggest that unless creative solutions are found, the world will need to increase food...

McGill to participate in two of Canada’s five new ‘superclusters’

Published: 15Feb2018

McGill University will participate in two of the five “superclusters” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its Innovation Superclusters Initiative:

Expert: tree damage due to storms

Published: 23Aug2017

"The storm, which hit Tuesday afternoon and brought winds of up to 120 km/h, snapped tree branches, uprooted trees and downed hydro poles from the West Island over to the Saint-Henri neighbourhood,...

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