Food and Sustainability

$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 University to partner with Xebec to develop Power-to Gas process for renewable energy storage

Published: 20Sep2018

McGill University today announces it will co-develop with Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) a prototype reactor to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) using the Power-to-Gas (P2G) process which...

Sex in plants requires thrust

19 Sep 2018

Plant sex relies on a combination of prodding and a lot of communication and guidance suggests a study published in the September 2018 issue of Technology.

Nutritionally speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

Published: 29Jan2018

How healthy is your almond milk really? It may taste good and may not cause you any of the unpleasant reactions caused by cow’s milk. But though plant-based milk beverages of this kind have been on...

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

Published: 28Nov2017

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), released today.

Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today

Published: 17Nov2017

Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can...

Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction

Published: 24Jul2017

Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a...

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