foodFOCUS

is intended to provide an opportunity for conversations and perspectives on issues of interest in the food system.

Content curated by Professor Michael von Massow, OAC Chair in Food Systems Leadership at the Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics Department, University of Guelph

Vegan Burger
BLOG

DISCUSSING topics of interest across the agri-food system.

Tractor at Work
PODCAST

CHALLENGING and expressing different ideas around food.

Cooking Eggs
TRENDS REPORT

LEARNING about the current state of affairs and the future of food.

RECENT Blog POSTS

Do Animals Feel? A Discussion on Animal Sentience

What do animals feel?  Mike has a discussion on sentience with Dr Georgia Mason, Director of the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.  We make individual and societal decisions on seafood and livestock product consumption based on our perceptions of animals.  Georgia provides an overview of the state of the science on sentience and some perspectives on implication for welfare. We can and do make different decisions but an understanding of the basics can inform those decisions.  They talk about aquaculture and insects which may be the next key areas for discussion.

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