Food from Thought investigators have been active contributors in response to the emerging questions and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the foremost experts in the agri-food sector, they are tirelessly offering up their expertise, delving into the complex infrastructural challenges, advising governmental authorities, and the general public. Here you will find the latest in resources and information as it relates to food safety, sustainability, and production in these new and difficult times.
Food from Thought’s COVID-19 Webinar Series
Food from Thought has launched a webinar series in partnership with the Arrell Food Institute and the One Health Institute that features University of Guelph agri-food experts, answering questions from the public about food and agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Webinar one: COVID-19 + Lessons for Food Systems
Webinar two: COVID-19 + Data Decisions after Disruption
Webinar three: COVID-19 + Social Impacts on Rural Communities
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In the News
It’s time to pivot Canada’s food system into the 21st century – Evan Fraser, Food from Thought Scientific Director and Lenore Newman
A Global One Health Initiative to Combat Future Pandemics – Shayan Sharif and Evan Fraser, Food from Thought Scientific Director
Canada’s food supply at risk as pandemic tightens borders to farm workers – Evan Fraser, Food from Thought Scientific Director
Why it’s naive to send unemployed Canadians to work on labour-strapped farms – Evan Fraser, Food from Thought Scientific Director
Coronavirus: The perils of our ‘just enough, just in time’ food system – Evan Fraser, Food from Thought Scientific Director
Regaining perspective on SARS-CoV-2 molecular tracing and its implications – Ilaria Capua, Food from Thought Scientific Advisory Council
Is COVID-19 the first pandemic that evolves into a panzootic? – Ilaria Capua, Food from Thought Scientific Advisory Council
Resources We Are Watching
Jeff Farber on Safe Grocery Shopping
National Index on Agri-Food Performance Webinar
Evan Fraser on Canada's Food Supply
Resources We Are Reading