Artwork by Elena Levy



Over 2 billion people lack regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.



With an ever expanding human population, how can we improve food security for the future, while reducing harm for the environment we live in and advancing human rights in the process? 


  • Agriculture is one of the leading causes of anthropogenic climate change. In return, changes in soil quality, water availability, and weather patterns affect the quality and yield of agricultural production.
  • Many traditional farm labour jobs are being automated, but this process is also opening up new technology and data-centred jobs.
  • Black and Indigenous households in Canada are twice as likely to experience food insecurity.


These are just some of the challenges tackled in the Food Secure Future podcast. Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute, is joined by researchers from the University of Guelph and other experts from the field to discuss the challenges and opportunities to improving food security for the future. 


Catch us on Apple, Google, and Spotify, where you can also find The Haven Project, an audio drama about adapting to a food insecure future!




Episode 1 - Novel Foods
Episode 2 - Inequality


Episode 3 - The Producer-Consumer Relationship


Episode 4 - Ag 4.0


Episode 5 - Vertical Farming


Episode 6 - Food Waste


Episode 7 - Alternative Food Systems


Episode 8 - The Future of Food