Vaccarino_president-cropUniversity of Guelph president and vice-chancellor Franco Vaccarino wrote an op-ed column published in the Globe and Mail‘s Report on Business section Oct. 26. Writing as government ministers and officials from Canada, the United States and Mexico meet this week to discuss trade, development and co-operation under the annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord, Vaccarino discussed challenges of feeding a growing global population — expected to reach nine billion by mid-century — without compromising the planet’s ecosystems.  The University of Guelph was awarded $77 million this fall from the federal government for the Food From Thought project, intended to find sustainable ways to feed a growing world population.