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Sylvain Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois

Professor in Food Distribution and Policy, Dalhousie University

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Also at Dalhousie, he is Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculty of Agriculture. His current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety, and has published four books and many peer-reviewed journal articles in several publications. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed and scientific publications in his career. His research has been featured in a number of newspapers, including The Economist, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star.

He has authored five books on global food systems, his most recent one in early 2017 published by Wiley. He conducts policy analysis, evaluation, and demonstration projects for government agencies and major foundations focusing on agricultural policies and community development both in Canada and in development settings. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Global Food Traceability Centre’s Advisory Board based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Scientific Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Ottawa. He has testified on several occasions before parliamentary committees on food policy-related issues as an expert witness. He has been asked to act as an advisor on food and agricultural policies in many Canadian provinces, in the United States, Brazil, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, China, Great Britain, Finland and the Netherlands.

Canada is becoming a lonely place, and that’s good news for the food industry

Apr 01, 2019 17:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The number of single-person households in Canada has never been higher. It appears Canada is catching up to the rest of the Western world. More than 28 per cent of Canadian households are home to one person...

Budget-friendly ways to get your veggie fix as prices rise

Feb 08, 2019 11:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Food Price Report 2019, released by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph in December, suggested vegetable prices will go up by as much as six per cent this year. Thats significant because, unlike meat or...

Protein wars: Why men love meat

Nov 04, 2018 14:24 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day and apparently Canada is going meatless, unless you are a white older male, that is. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, because many Canadians still need a regular meat fix. In fact, many...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Grocers: Get ready to join the blockchain party

Oct 20, 2018 16:14 pm UTC| Technology

In the wake of this years large E. coli outbreak, Walmart notified its leafy green suppliers that they must be using blockchain technology to trace their products before the end of 2019. Walmart, one of the worlds...

With Monsanto, Bayer will need more Aspirin

Aug 23, 2018 23:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Monsanto, now a division of Bayer, has been ordered to pay a whopping US$289 million to a single American person, a former gardener, who developed cancer, allegedly through the use of their products. Dewayne Johnson...

The rise of the conscious carnivore

Aug 01, 2018 14:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

The August long weekend approaches, and many Canadians will celebrate with picnics and barbecues. Meat often plays a central role when choosing the menu for gatherings among family and friends. But it seems eating meat is...

The measly $292.50 that could have transformed Canada's agrifood sector

Jul 09, 2018 23:52 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Supreme Court of Canadas ruling earlier this year on interprovincial trade barriers represents a significant loss for consumers and for the Canadian economy at a time it can least afford it. But it was a great win for...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer in silent trading ahead of FOMC’s monetary policy decision

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Mondays afternoon session, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Federal Reserves monetary policy meeting on June 19 at...

German bunds trade lower ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, June ZEW economic sentiment

The German bunds traded lower during European trading session Monday ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be delivered today by 17:00GMT and the countrys ZEW economic...

India’s FY20 GDP growth likely to be slower than Q4’19 at 6.5 pct y/y, says ANZ Research

In line with the weakness in Q4 FY19 (quarter ending March 2019) GDP print, Indias FY20 GDP growth is expected to be even slower at 6.5 percent y/y, according to the latest report from ANZ Research. The general activity...

PBoC likely to keep USD/CNY fixing below 6.9 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, says Scotiabank

The Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) is expected to keep the USD?CNY currency pair fixing below 6.9 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit set for June 28-29, according to the latest research report from...

JGBs close higher ahead of May trade balance data, BoJ’s monetary policy decision

The Japanese government bonds ended higher on Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys trade balance data for the month of May, scheduled to be released on June 18 by 23:50GMT and the Bank of Japans (BoJ) monetary...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Donald Trump Fires Joe Biden Tirades, Calls Ex-VP ‘Weakest Mentally’ as 2020 Campaigns Heat Up

There may be more than one year away from the 2020 Presidential election in the United States, but expect the exchange of fiery words to begin now. President Donald Trump, in fact, has just called former Vice President Joe...

Vladimir Putin 'Bromance': Will Donald Trump Ties Dampen as China's Xi Jinping Calls Russian President His 'Best Friend'

Very shortly after Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the United States, his relationship with Russias Vladimir Putin has been a great matter of interest to many. Things are likely to become much more...

Melania Trump Fashion: First Lady's High-End Wardrobe Wows at UK Visit

United States First Lady Melania Trump joined his husband, President Donald Trump, at this years official state visit to the United Kingdom that concluded on Wednesday. Since the first couple spent most of their time...

Donald Trump on Climate Change: POTUS Tells Prince Charles America Has ‘Cleanest Climate’; Blames Pollution on China, India, and Russia

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has always had an intriguing stand on climate change. But he revealed that it was actually one of the topics he discusses with Prince Charles during his official state...

Science

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Known Leukemia Drug Is Potentially an Effective Treatment With No Rebound

HIV, which can later develop into AIDS, and cancer are some of the most menacing diseases globally mostly because a complete cure has not been developed yet. However, a group of scientists recently announced their findings...

The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

This article is an edited extract from Elizabeth Finkels address Gene therapy: cure but at what cost? to the National Press Club June 5 2019. Were publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where authors...

Cancer Cure: Chances to Survive Breast Cancer Increase With New Drug

While a complete cure for cancer has yet to be discovered, many scientists are working hard to improve treatment regimens and drugs to improve the survival rate among patients. Recently, a group of researchers announced...

HIV/AIDS Cure Still Elusive But Number of New Infections, Related Deaths Continue to Decline

There may not be an available cure for HIV/AIDS just yet, but data shows that the efforts to end the epidemic has been having great results in the previous years. The cases of new infections and HIV-related deaths have...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Keanu Reeves’ Role Not Just a Cameo, Quest Director Reveals

Cyberpunk 2077 is now enjoying a new level of hype following that massive E3 reveal. And as promised by the developers, more information is being offered by CD Projekt Red regarding the much-anticipated...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Can the Game Come Out in 20201? How Realistic is This Prediction?

If theres one thing thats certain, its that the GTA 6 will be a next-gen title. With Sony and Microsoft entering the next phase of their console war in 2020, its understandable that analysts are touting that the sixth...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Latest News, Update: ‘Dragon Quest’ Hero Joins Ensemble; Abilities Pay Homage to Turn-Based Roots

The next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and its none other than the protagonist of the Dragon Quest series. Known only as The Hero, this new character is set to reshape the current meta...

PlayStation 5 Release Date, Specs: It Is Shaping Up to Dominate Microsoft's Xbox Scarlett, Reports Claim

In the coming months, gaming fans are going to witness another intense console battle between Microsoft and Sony. The companies are highly anticipated to unveil their next-generation consoles, namely Xbox Scarlett and...

Windows 10: Microsoft Warns Updates Could Prevent Bluetooth Connections, And It’s for a Good Reason

Many have anticipated the rollout of Windows 10 June 2019 update, or the 1903 update, as it comes with a number of new features and improvements. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also releasing some security patches this month. But...
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