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U of G to showcase future of food at royal winter fair

By Jean-Paul McDonald

The University of Guelph is excited to return to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this year to showcase its innovative research on the future of food. Visitors to the U of G exhibit will have the opportunity to learn about: 

  • Careers in the agri-food sector 

  • One Health, an approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of animal, human, land, and plant health 

  • Vertical farming, climate resilience, biodiversity, soil health, food security, AI, and technology 

  • Robotics to detect plant disease 

  • New methods to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables using cold plasma 

U of G is also the presenting education sponsor of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. As such, U of G faculty and researchers from the Ontario Agricultural College will lead discussions at the Education Symposium: The Future of Food, from November 7-9. 

Speakers at the symposium will include: 

  • Food science PhD student Louis Colaruotolo 

  • Brad Howie, Indigenous environmental science 

  • PhD student Navneet N. 

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has attracted more than 300,000 visitors annually since 1922. This year's fair takes place November 3-12 at Exhibition Place in Toronto. 

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