“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist
Food is basic to life, but our global food system must improve and innovate. To sustain a population of nine billion people by 2050, the world’s food supply must increase by a staggering 70 percent. But increasing production is not enough to eradicate hunger and improve human health. Roughly one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is ingenuity that cuts across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academia, government, and industry that solve local, national and global food problems. The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food.
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) brings together members from all disciplines at The Ohio State University. Few major universities have the intellectual and technical resources needed to aggressively attack the global food crisis. Ohio State has collaborative, co-localized, expertise in medicine, human nutrition, business, law, policy, food science, crop and animal sciences, engineering, economics, and more that can help develop comprehensive strategies to the most challenging food problems. In addition, our Center members regularly team with industry and government on food issues. FIC membership includes faculty, staff, graduate students and community partners interested in collaborating to tackle tough food issues such as:
- Foods for health
- Biomedical nutrition
- Food safety
- Food strategy and policy
- Food Security
FIC members are experts in their fields and we’ve asked them to share their knowledge with the World Wide Web.
How do we determine what topics we cover?
We receive input from FIC members, Ohio State students and staff, as well as gather ideas based on national news stories and the food-focused topics being discussed on blogs.
FIC gives you the opportunity to connect with food experts who have done the research, checked their work and want to share the results. Enjoy, reflect and share your opinion.