CBC Radio Quirks & Quarks (June 9th): “Rising CO2 levels make food less nutritious, neonics and bees, tricking facial recognition”

CHONe II MSc student Jenna MacKinnon is featured on this week’s episode (June 9th) of Quirks & Quarks. Learn more about Jenna’s research on CO2, phytoplankton, and healthy fats at the base of marine food webs in the article/episode:
Article: Rising carbon dioxide levels are turning rice and fish into junk food
Episode: Rising CO2 levels make food less nutritious, neonics and bees, tricking facial recognition

Jenna’s research quantifies the effects of environmental stressors, such as increasing ocean temperature and decreasing pH, on healthy fats at the base of marine food webs. She is tracing omega-3 and omega-6 fats in plankton from the Canadian Arctic to see how climate change is affecting our healthy fat source.

To learn more about Jenna’s research visit her CHONe profile.