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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 narrowly mixed ahead of initial jobless claims, 30-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries remained narrowly mixed during Thursdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys initial jobless claims and super-long 30-year auction, both scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT and 17:00GMT...

German bunds suffer after August manufacturing PMI cheers market investors

The German bunds suffered during European trading session Thursday after the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of August cheered market investors, edged tad higher from that in July. The German 10-year bond...

Insurance rate cuts likely to re-steepen 2-10Y UST yield curve at the initial stage, bolster DXY Index: Scotiabank

insurance rate cuts could re-steepen the 2-10Y UST yield curve at the initial stage, bolstering the DXY Index. However, without an aggressive stance on further reductions, the steepening trend could reverse along with...

JGB yields deteriorate as Asian markets await to digest FOMC’s July meeting minutes; trade deal eyed

.The Japanese government bond yields deteriorated at close of morning session Thursday as Asian markets are yet to digest the FOMC July meeting minutes, released overnight amid ongoing global economic disturbances. Wall...

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of FOMC’s July meeting minutes, Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) end-July monetary policy meeting minutes, scheduled to be released today by 18:00GMT. Also, Fed Chair...

Politics

Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin argue over their response to massive protests

French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest world leader to meet with Russias Vladimir Putin. He arrived in France on Monday for an official state visit. While in the country, Putin and Macron are expected to hold a...

Trevor Noah’s satirical theory suggests Donald Trump wants to get rid of Melania Trump

Both critics and supporters of Melania Trump and Donald Trump had recently been talking about one thing. It was Trevor Noahs theory that the President is allegedly weaving his immigration policies with the endgame of...

Donald Trump loves that Melania Trump agrees with him about the prenup

The marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump is possibly one of the most followed subjects in the media today. Since Mr. Trump is known for being a wealthy man, many might be wondering...

Prototype of a nuclear missile that Vladimir Putin bragged about allegedly failed

This month marks the 20-year milestone of Russian President Vladimir Putins political career. However, it has been marred with a series of pro-democracy protests in Moscow as well as the death of five scientists from a...

To restore trust in government, we need to reinvent how the public service works

Around the world, the most informed and effective public servants are changing the way they develop policy and services. Australian public servants are eager to do the same, but their leaders are not supporting them to do...

Science

Cryptic genetic variation: the hidden changes in your DNA that could produce new diseases

Rarely has our environment changed so quickly. On top of climate change, were exposing ourselves to air pollutants, microplastics and unprecedented levels of fat, salt and sugar in our food. Environmental change is one...

Lab studies suggest medicinal plants can help repair human bone and tissue

Theres been a rise in recent years of biomedical engineering techniques that can restore lost tissue and bone. If youve been in a car crash, for instance, there are ways to restore or repair the lost body part or damaged...

Environmental destruction is a war crime, but it's almost impossible to fall foul of the laws

An open letter from 24 scientists published in Nature last month calls on governments to draft a new Geneva Convention dedicated to protecting the environment during armed conflict. This inspired a number of headlines...

HIV/AIDS deaths drop despite lack of complete cure

The HIV and AIDS epidemic has been a global challenge for decades. Unfortunately, a complete cure that would kill HIV and AIDS from a patients body is still unavailable. But that does not mean there is no other way to...

Donald Trump’s cancer cure promise still needs proof

Scientists around the world have reported strides in developing more advanced treatments for cancer while the complete cure is still unavailable. Illnesses like cancer are some of the major concerns for many households,...

Technology

‘Code Vein’ release date: Demo to be released on Sept. 3, Bandai Namco revealed

Code Vein will be dropping next month and fans cant wait to do a lot of dying. Having been inspired by the Dark Souls series, the action role-playing game has been given a heavy emphasis on its difficulty factor, perfect...

Pocophone F2 release date: Second entry unlikely to come out this year

August is coming to a close, but news about the Pocophone F2 is virtually non-existent, with rumors mostly dominating the entire narrative. Xiaomi previously said that its still evaluating the sequels position within their...

GoPro Hero 8 release date: Latest leak mentions no battery upgrade; Could spell bad news for the action camera

The GoPro Hero 8 is expected to arrive next month, but news about the device is few and far in between. The rumors, on the other hand, are plenty. The latest of which claims that the GoPro Hero 8 will come with a brand...

‘PES 2020’ release date: Konami planning to create UEFA eEURO 2020 tournament next year

PES 2020 is going after the throne of FIFA, snagging exclusive rights from the competition and ensuring that the title will feature teams that are up to date with the current football landscape. Now, Konami has once again...

iOS 12 jailbreak now available for 12.4 version but users are also warned due to a security breach

A new iOS 12 jailbreak for the 12.4 version is now available after Apple made a head-scratching gaff that elated the jailbreaking community. The exploit used for the hacking was a previous vulnerability that was patched by...
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