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Discover a healthier, hunger-free world
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 recently hosted a participatory dining experience at The Kitchen in German Village, Ohio. Attendees took part in a team building experience while preparing a four-course meal with a focus on foods for health. The unique, collaborative event resulted in almost 100% of attendees meeting a new potential collaborator or Ohio State employee. Thanks to all who attended! Look for more information on upcoming FIC events.
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- FIC Food Mapping Project Featured in Columbus Monthly
- FIC Member Carolyn Gunther Featured in the Columbus Dispatch
- USDA National Needs Fellowship Opportunity Available
- Dr. Vodovotz Fights Cancer with Black Raspberry Confections
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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...