Building on more than 150 years of tradition, The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph connects food research and expertise across all fields of study with Canadian and global partners to support sustainability, economic growth, and security in the food supply chain from fork to field.
The history of the University of Guelph is closely tied with food from the first days of the founding colleges. From veterinary studies for better health of farm animals, to learning best practices for food production, to examining sanitation and food safety, the three founding colleges of the U of G – Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario Agricultural College and Macdonald Institute – each had a role to play in constantly improving the food supply chain of Ontario, Canada and the world.
The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph leads as a portal for food expertise, through industry extension and training. These programs drive understanding, innovation and action on local and global food issues with its partners. By facilitating industry and research connections, we foster economic growth, and assist in the public benefit from research discoveries.
Our vision is to transform global food systems, and elevate Canada’s place within the global food economy. We will build on Guelph’s world-class strengths in all aspects of food in order to become the world leader in food and agricultural innovation.