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Discover a healthier hunger-free world
Food is basic to life and our global food system must innovate to sustain it. A population of nine billion people in year 2050 will demand a staggering 70% increase in the world’s food supply. Simply increasing production will not eradicate hunger nor improve human health. One third of food produced is now lost or wasted due to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is innovation that works across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academic, government, and industry professionals that solve local, national and global food needs. The Ohio State Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food.
FIC Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit
Recently, the Food Innovation Center hosted "The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Preparing for the 2015 Release." This timely conference brought together key nutrition influencers including current and former DGAC members, USDA CNPP and USDA ERS representatives, leading nutritional and behavioral science academics, WIC and extension professionals, as well as industry innovators to consider multi-disciplinary and public/private approaches as we prepare for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Below is the introduction video by Senator Sherrod Brown. Learn more and watch full videos here.
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- FIC Member Ashley Predmore Awarded the 2014 OAFP Student Award
- FIC Member Ahmed Yousef Awarded the 2014 OAFP Educator of the Year Award
- FIC Associate Director Michael Leiblein Named Academic Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- FIC Member Brian Ahmer Receives $2.7 Million NIH Grant on Salmonella Research
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Does green tea ward off weight gain? Dr. Richard Bruno, Ph.D., R.D. and Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, hopes to find out. Read more...