My work has been in the media quite frequently over the past few years. The following is a list of selected television, radio, online and print interviews that I’ve done as well as quite a few articles that prominently feature my work.

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Ann Hui, “Ian Mosby: As a researcher, he looks to history to help understand the current politics of food,” The Globe and Mail, 10 August 2016.

Indigenous kids were healthy before arrival at residential schools: study,” The Globe and Mail, 28 June 2016.

Sarah Elton, “Putting the ‘mmm’ back in MSG,” Macleans, 16 April 2016.

Leslie Young, “What happened to Jim? Experiments on Canada’s indigenous populations,” Global News, 8 February 2016.

Anna Maria Barry-Jester, “How MSG Got A Bad Rap: Flawed Science And Xenophobia,” FiveThirtyEight, 8 Jan 2016.

Amber McGuckin, “Kenora residential school survivors hear about nutritional experiments done on them,” Kenora Daily Miner and News, 30 July 2015.

Jody Porter, “Truth and Reconciliation: 5 unreconciled issues in northern Ontario,” CBC Radio: Thunder Bay, 2 June 2015.

Sharon Kirkey, “Canada’s Food Guide has been around for 73 years — critics say it’s due for a much-needed overhaul,” 22 May 2015, National Post.

Stephanie Ortenzi, “Who Were We in 1940?” Baker’s Journal, March 2015, 10-14.

Scientists” used residential school children for ESP experiments,” CBC Radio: As It Happens, 13 January 2015.

Interview with CTV: Northern Ontario News, 17 January 2015.

Abby Phillip, “The bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children without parental consent,” The Washington Post, 16 January 2015.

Nutritional experiments on kids in residential schools,” CBC Radio: Morning North, 15 January 2015.

Donna Hopper, “Dr. Ian Mosby was appalled. Find out why,”, 15 January 2015.

Brian Kelly, “‘We should listen to survivors’,” The Sault Star, 14 January 2015.

Alexandra Paul, “Brandon experiments exposed: Residential school kids ESP test subjects in ’40s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2015.

Prominent historian to deliver lecture,” The Sault Star, 6 January 2015.

Chris Stedile, “Nutrition, science and controversy,” The Castlegar News, 10 December 2014.

Jon Sufrin, “Why MSG’s bad rap is so hard to shake,” The Globe and Mail, 4 November 2014.

Lorraine Stevenson, “The war at the dinner table: The Second World War transformed the Canadian diet,” Manitoba Cooperator, 7 November 2014.

Miriam Shuchman, “Meet Ian Mosby: the Man Who Exposed Canada’s Experiments on Aboriginals,” Two Row Times, 28 October 2014.

David Murray, “Cooking Up a Syndrome (radio documentary),” ABC Radio (Australia): Beyond the Lab, 23 June 2014. 

Rez-School Paper Trail (TV documentary)” CTV: First Story, 20 May 2014.

Debora Steel, “Tseshaht letter on human experiments at Alberni Indian Residential School yet to hit the minister’s desk,” Ha-Shilth-sa, 27 March 2014.

Brent Wittmeier, “Coming clean over Canada’s residential schools,” Edmonton Journal, 26 March 2014.

André Picard, “Experiments on aboriginal children were awful, and they have not stopped,” Globe and Mail, 16 January 2014.

Lindsay Kines, “B.C. must probe experiments on residential school students: NDP” Times Colonist, 16 January 2013.

Natasha Gelling, “How a bowl of seaweed soup in 1908 brought us the (unfairly maligned) additive known as MSG” National Post, 9 January 2013.

Hits and misses on top Aboriginal stories of 2013,”, 2 January 2013.


Sunny Dhillon, “Forum on residential school malnutrition experiments triggers raw emotions,” Globe and Mail, 12 December 2013.

Wawmeesh Hamilton, “Residential school students’ bodies ‘were experimental materials’: Mosby” Alberni Valley News, 11 December 2013.

Miriam Shuchman, “Canada Confronts its Own ‘Tuskegee’ Studies,” The Hastings Center Report: Bioethics Forum, 9 December 2013.

Wawmeesh Hamilton, “Forum to probe experiments on Alberni residential school childrenAlberni Valley News, 5 December 2013.

Natasha Gelling, “It’s the Umami, Stupid. Why the Truth About MSG is So Easy to Swallow,” Smithsonian Magazine, 8 November 2013.

Miriam Shuchman, “Meet Ian Mosby, the Man Who Exposed Canada’s Experiments on Aboriginals,” Canadian Science Writers’ Association, 30 October 2013.

Fern Bruger, “Research abuse of Aboriginal children: Not just a consent issue,” Canadian Bioethics Blog, 19 October 2013.

Ian Mosby’s choices for novels that could change Canada,” CBC: Canada Reads, 17 October 2013

Bill Redekop, “Natives focus of ‘colonial science’: Dietary experiments likely one of many, researcher saysWinnipeg Free Press, 27 October 2013.

Fern Brunger, “Research abuse of Aboriginal children: Not just a consent issue,Canadian Bioethics Blog, 19 October 2015.

Wab Kinew, “The Residential School Apology,” The Walrus, October 2013.

Andrew Woolford, “Ethnic Cleansing, Canadian Style,” Literary Review of Canada, October 2013.

Four Burning Questions for Ian Mosby, food and nutrition historian,” McGill Reporter, 28 September 2013.

Megan Oglive, “The Dish: What do you look up on Allrecipes. com? If you’re like most Canadians, it’s either pancakes or pork,” The Toronto Star, 26 September 2013.

Steve Bartlett, “Humans should at least be fed as well as prize hogs,” The Telegram, 16 September 2013.

Von Gerd Braune, “Kinder als Versuchskaninchen,” Weser Kurier, 9 September 2013.

Connie Wardle, “‘Chilling and Painful’: Food historian describes nutrition experiments at residential schools,” Presbyterian Record, 1 September 2013.

Chris Nuttall-Smith, “So we’ve reached peak foodism. Don’t panic,” Globe and Mail, 27 August 2013.

Aboriginal food experiments investigation urged by ethicists,”  CBC News Manitoba, 26 August 2013.

Jean-François Venne,  “When a small journal makes big headlines: Editorial team forced to scramble when an article about Aboriginal experiments sparks a media frenzyUniversity Affairs, 21 August 2013.

Miriam Shuchman, “Bioethicists Call for Investigation into Nutritional Experiments on Aboriginals, Canadian Medical Association Journal, 26 August 2013.

John Mahoney, “The Notorious MSG’s Unlikely Formula For Success,”, 16 August 2013.

Udo Schuklenk, “Nutritional experiments a black mark on Canada’s history,” Kingston Whig Standard, 16 August 2013.

Dave Dean, “The Federal Government Is Surprisingly Blasé About Medical Experiments Conducted on Canada’s First NationsVICE Magazine, 14 August 2013.

Joanna Dawson, “Administering Colonial Science,” Canada’s History Magazine, 13 August 2013.

Claus Mechlenborg, “Kort nyt,” Kristeligt Dagblad, 12 August 2013.

John Ralston Saul, “Wake up to the aboriginal comeback,” The Globe and Mail, 9 August 2013.

Alan S. Hale, “Kenora aboriginal kids made deaf by experimental treatments,” Winnipeg Sun, 10 August 2013.

Jody Porter, “Ear experiments done on kids at Kenora residential school,” CBC News, 8 August 2013.

In 1940s, Canadian Government Used First Nations Children in Malnutrition ‘Studies’ Without their Knowledge or Consent,” Daily Kos, 5 August 2013.

 John Gleeson, “Nutrition experiments spark nationwide protest,” Coast Reporter, 2 August 2013.

Aboriginal children used in medical tests, commissioner says,” CBC News, 31 July 2013.

United Church of Canada Response to Nutritional Experiments in Residential Schools, 31 July 2013.

Gloria Galloway, “Critics press Ottawa to recognize wrongs against First Nations as genocide,” Globe and Mail, 30 July 2013.

NDP MLA’s Resolution on Nutritional Experiments Passes Unanimously,”, 30 July 2013.

Aboriginal nutritional experiments had Ottawa’s approval,” CBC News, 30 July 2013.

Teresa Smith, “Carleton student wants residential schools documents released,” 27 July 2013.

Mark Blackburn, “Truth and reconciliation commission at centre of honour the apology rallies,” APTN National News, 26 July 2013.

Kevin Menz, “Rallies over nutrition experiments urge Ottawa to disclose all documents,” Regina Leader Post, 26 July 2013.

Tim Bosquet, “Children at Shubenacadie Residential School were used as Guinea pigs by government nutritionists,” The Coast, 25 July 2013,

Canadian Press, “Aboriginal nutrition tests focus of rallies across Canada,” CBC News, 24 July 2013.

Lauren Strapagiel, “Honour The Apology: Aboriginal rallies planned across Canada,”, 24 July 2013.

Dietitians horrified that vulnerable Aboriginal children exposed to nutrition experiments” Dieticians of Canada Official Statement, 23 July 2013.

Alan S. Hale, “Nutritional experiments at Kenora residential schools are ‘infuriating’: Grand Chief,” Kenora Daily Miner and News, 24 July 2013.

Interview on CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00, 24 July 2013.

Tom Koch, “Powerless poor make handy research subject,” Toronto Star, 24 July 2013.

Leanne Simpson, “A Homegrown Genocide,” Briarpatch Magazine, 23 July 2013. 

Brian Owens, “Canada Used Hungry Indigenous Children to Study Malnutrition,” Nature, 23 July 2013.

Michael Woods, “Tories called to honour Indian residential schools apology,”, 23 July 2013.

Jorge Barrera, “Residential school commission received nutritional experiment documents in 2010,” APTN National News, 23 July 2013.

Editorial: Nutrition tests were unethical,” Victoria Times Colonist, 23 July 2013.

Ryan McMahon  “Hounour the Apology Teach-in: Dr. Niiganwewidom Sinclair, Anishinaabe Elder Fred Kelly & Dr. Ian Mosby,” 22 July 2013.

Laura Arbour et. al, “Opinion: Starving children is not enough? Vancouver Sun, 22 July 2013.

MARIANNE STENBÆK, “Fortidens eksperimenter rystende,” Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa/Geenlandic Broadcasting Corporation, 22 July 2013.

Church responds to diet experiments in residential schools,” AKHI, 22 July 2013.

Ruth Farquhar, “Past wrongs still haunt First Nations,” Sudbury Star, 22 July 2013.

Pierre Asselin, “Des Indiens et des rats,” Le Soleil, 22 Julliet 2013,

Joanna Smith, “Many more Indian residential school stories to be heard,” Toronto Star, 21 July 2013.

Canadian Press, “Past abuses linger over First Nations education debate,” CBC News, 21 July 2013.

Shayne Morrow, “Red Cross Wasn’t Part of Hunger Experiments, Says Researcher,” Ha-Shilth-Sa, 20 July 2013,

Canadian Press, “Residential schools apology included nutritional experiments: Valcourt,” CBC News, 20 July 2013.

Interview with Todd Van Der Heyden and Amanda Blitz on CTV News Channel: Afternoon Express, 19 July 2013.

Interview with Angela Sterrit on CBC Television: Northbeat, 19 July 2013.

Interview with Jessica Pope on CBC Radio: Points North, 19 July 2013.

Wendy Gillis, “Canadian nutrition experiments ‘alarming’ but not surprising, says former aboriginal student,” Toronto Star, 19 July 2013, A1.

James Daschuk, “When Canada used hunger to clear the West,” Globe and Mail, 19 July 2013.

Canada must admit aboriginal maltreatment to start anew: Editorial,” Toronto Star, 19 July 2013.

Kathleen Harris, “Experiments on aboriginal people ‘monstrous,’ Paul Martin says,” CBC News, 18 July 2013.

Mi’kmaqs recall hunger at residential school,” CBC News, 18 July 2013.

Starvation Politics: Aboriginal nutrition experiments,” CBC Radio 1: The Current, 18 July 2013.

Editorial: Shameful research on starving First Nations communities,” Ottawa Citizen, 18 July 2013.

Residential school students subjected to food experiments,” APTN National News, 18 July 2013.

Selena Ross, “Shame of Shubenacadie school comes to light,” Halifax Chronicle Herald, 17 July 2013.


Andrew Livingstone, “Nutrition experiments with native kids in 1940s fuels outrage,” Toronto Star, 17 July 2013, A1.

Harper must address decades-old nutritional tests on aboriginals: Atleo,” CTV National News, 17 July 2013.

Max Read, “Canada Used Malnourished Aboriginal Kids as Test Subjects,”, 17 July 2013.

Judith Lavoie, “Island aboriginal leaders furious after experiments on underfed children come to light,” Victoria Times Colonist, 18 July 2013.

Alan S. Hale, “Kenora’s residential schools participated in nutrition experiments on aboriginal students during 1940sKenora Daily Miner and News, 17 July 2013.

Interview with CBC Radio One Winnipeg, 17 July 2013,

Interview with CBC Radio One Victoria, 17 July 2013,

Bob Weber (Canadian Press), “Hungry aboriginal kids, adults were subject of nutritional experiments: paper,” Macleans, 16 July 2013.

Interview with Rick McInnes-Rae on CBC Radio 1: As it Happens, 16 July 2013.

Alan Levinovitz, “What if your gluten intolerance is all in your head?” New Scientist, 11 July 2013.

Alan Levinovitz, “Hold the MSG: Gluten and MSG intolerance may be only in your head. That’s nothing to be ashamed of.” Slate, 9 July 2013.

Tobias Müller, “Glutamat: Alles wird gut!“ Der Standard (Austria), 1 März 2013.

Lois Abraham (Canadian Press), “Technology enhances cookbook experience but aficionados unlikely to give up books,” Vancouver Sun, 14 December 2012. [Also appeared in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, the Ottawa and the Cape Breton Post, among others.]

Interview with CBC Food Columnist Sarah EltonHere and Now: CBC 99.1 FM Toronto, 21 November 2012.

Canada’s Food Guide,” CBC Television: The National, 30 July 2012.

The Politics of Food Guides,” CBC News, 30 July 2012.

Sarah Efron, “Bannock tacos, fried baloney – this is aboriginal cuisine?” The Globe and Mail, 17 July 2012.

One comment

  1. Brenda Dalglish

    Hello Ian
    I’m a historic cook at Fort York National Historic Site, a member of the Culinary Historians of Canada and I had the pleasure of being at your presentation to a City of Toronto gathering at Tod Morden Mills in Toronto last year.
    I have a quick question and I wonder if you might have time for a brief telephone conversation this week?
    Kind regards
    Brenda Dalglish

    Brenda Dalglish


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