Why should I consider buying “ugly” produce?

Consider buying ugly produce.

The next time you go grocery shopping, don’t turn up your nose to an asymmetrical apple or a forked carrot; they’re just as nutritious as more perfect-looking produce and they cost less. Loblaw introduced “Naturally Imperfect” produce last year, offering up to a 30-per-cent discount to whet consumers’ appetites. The line has since expanded to

Is it safe to eat foods past the ‘best before’ date?

University of Guelph food science professor Keith Warriner discusses best before dates

It’s a common food dilemma: the “best before” date on your packaged salad is tomorrow. Does that mean you have to eat it today? Will it become dangerous tomorrow at midnight? Not likely, says food science professor Keith Warriner. The best before date refers to the shelf life of an unopened product — once the

Professor Stephen Lewis on the scope and nature of self-injury

Stephen Lewis researches the scope and nature of self injury at the University of Guelph

Prof. Stephen Lewis, Department of Psychology, was 15 when he first self-injured by cutting himself. In a TEDx talk delivered earlier this year, Lewis describes how bullying led to a major depression and how over time he became suicidal. The road to recovery was long and difficult, but “I can let others know that as