To improve global life quality by inspiring sustainable multi-disciplinary food solutions.
Ensuring that the 7 billion people on this planet have access to an adequate supply of safe, nutritious, and healthy food is a major challenge that demands our best efforts.
Funded by a bold investment of university funds to improve the human condition:The world’s greatest problems cannot be solved in a silo: they require collaboration and teamwork across disciplines. The Ohio State University Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research created the Centers for Innovation and Innovation Groups to encourage trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship across campus to address issues and problems of global dimension. Ohio State has invested $3.75 million in university funds to fuel the first five years (2010 to 2015) of the Food Innovation Center. Read the proposal that launched the Center.
Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world:
The Food Innovation Center brings together more than 200 full members and 110 associate members from all 14 OSU colleges to collaborate in teams that tackle food issues through these key initiatives:
- Foods for health: Improving human health through food
- Biomedical nutrition: Discovering the medicine in food
- Food safety: Promoting safe food
- Food strategy and policy: Working toward a healthier, hunger-free world
- Food Security
The right experts at the right place…one place…the campus of Ohio State:
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 (read quotes from some of our supporters). This Center empowers existing teams and stimulates new collaborations to solve food challenges--locally, nationally, and globally. Subsequently, in 2010, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland declared Ohio State University a Center of Excellence in Agriculture, Food Production, and Bioproducts.
Center members come from these Ohio State colleges:
College of Arts and Sciences • College of Dentistry • College of Education and Human Ecology • College of Engineering • Fisher College of Business • College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences • John Glenn School of Public Affairs • The Michael E. Moritz College of Law • College of Medicine • College of Optometry • College of Pharmacy • College of Public Health • College of Veterinary Medicine • College of Nursing
Visit our member profiles to explore the depth and breadth of the Center's expertise.
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