Food and Sustainability

Government of Canada funds Collaborative Research to Clean Arctic Oil Spills

Published: 29Aug2019

Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, announced on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,...

Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people

Published: 10Oct2019

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff...

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | The loss of three billion birds in North America is the canary in the coal mine

Published: 30Sep2019

David M. Bird is an emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University who has studied birds for five decades. "When I read the recent headlines that North America has lost nearly three...

New cause for concern over weedkiller glyphosate

Published: 14Mar2019

New research from McGill University reveals an overlooked impact that the widely used herbicide glyphosate may be having on the environment....

Four Burning Questions for Harriet Kuhnlein, Professor Emerita, Commissioner, Lancet Report on Obesity

Published: 28Jan2019

The Lancet commission on Obesity published a report today on the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. In the report, the commissioners point to the fact that malnutrition...

$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.

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