Celebrating Progress and Innovation 
Celebrating collaboration across the agri-food sector, award winners and culinary excellence

This year has been a challenging time to navigate. We continue to dredge through uncharted waters to get back to a life that resembles normal or the new normal, as many suggest we should strive towards. It is important stay focused on our collective goal of overcoming the pandemic, but while we do this we also recognize that is increasingly important to acknowledge the progress being made and the good work being done in our communities, supply chains and science. 

In this newsletter we are celebrating the progress Canada has made in realizing its target of being a source of sustainable, safe and trusted foods, the evolving application of the One Health approach, and the steps the University has taken to develop an anti-racism action plan.

Wishing you good health.

- Evan Fraser, Director of Arrell Food Institute 
Learn More About the Growing Stronger Project
The winners of the 2020 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards will be announced October 5th, 2020!

The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in food innovation and community impact.

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.

Stay Tuned!
Is Canada a global leader in safe, sustainable and trusted food?
Leaders in Canada's agri-food sector explore how to measure Canada's success

Measuring Canada's progress on sustainability and food safety indicators is evolving as a necessity to access premium markets, to be recognized globally as a source of trusted products and brands, and to effectively communicate to investors and consumers the impacts of food production. 

This webinar explores the National Index on Agri-Food Performance project and how Canadian agri-food products and sectors chalk up against national and international benchmarks.

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What We Are Looking Forward To
WASTES, WATER, AND FOOD: The One Health Links to Human and Wildlife Health

On October 7th the Hammond Lecture Series will take a deep dive into the One Health approach to explore the connections between human and wildlife health. The pandemic has revealed that holistic approaches to research such as One Health, allows us to identify important connections between disciplines and our blindspots in exploring complex systems. 

Event Details
Spotlights Projects 
Community Food Security, School Food Programs, and Consumer Food Choices...

Spotlight is an interdisciplinary investigation into timely, topical issues relevant to our food systems. Comprised of workshops, short papers and other media, experts developed recommendations to help decision makers find next steps to these complicated topics.

Learn More About Spotlight Projects

News from the Virtual Campus of 
Canada's Food University
  • An Action Plan on Anti-Racism. The University of Guelph has developed a plan to further enable the university community to take action against racism and to foster an inclusive space for all.  Visit the webpage.
  • Why is the recent Salmonella outbreak linked to onions unusually long? Prof. Lawerence Goodridge comments on the most recent outbreak of salmonella and its lingering effects on our communities. Watch the Video. 
  • Urban to Rural Migration. Prof. Al Lauzon comments on a recent trend of new comers to Canada choosing to move to rural regions of the country. Read the Article.
  • Stay up-to-date on Arrell Food Institute Insights and News. On this page we highlight the current topics our experts are speaking to in the media. Visit the Site.
Who We Are Following 
Trevor Bird, chef, Restaurant Entrepreneur, and two-time Top Chef Canada finalist

Trevor Bird is a world renowned chef, owner of restaurants, Fable Kitchen and Fable Diner and his own catering company, Trevor Bird Catering. Bird is a leader in Canada's restaurant and food industry because of his dedication to quality food and service.

We are delighted to share that Trevor Bird will be speaking at the Arrell Food Summit, November 18th - 20th, 2020

Stay Tuned for More #AFoodSummit Details

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