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New Study by Brian Roe Suggests Worries About Food Waste Appear to Vanish When Diners Know Scraps Go to Compost

​Efforts to educate diners, repurpose leftovers cancel each other out, study finds Read more

FIC Member Linda Saif Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

FIC member Linda Saif, a researcher in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine, was one of 175 academic inventors to receive the honor this year. Read more

FIC Member Herb Ockerman Celebrates 55 Years at Ohio State

A 55-year career at Ohio State can hold many accomplishments, but Professor Herbert W. Ockerman, PhD, is most proud of the global and personal impact he’s had working with students and sharing his expertise to advance animal science. Read more

Dr. Neal Hooker named editor of Journal of Food Products Marketing

The Journal of Food Products Marketing provides timely, practical articles and refereed research studies that contribute to the better practice and understanding of food marketing. Read more

Devin Peterson Discusses the Future of the Flavor Research and Education Center

The Flavor Research and Education Center (FREC) is a partnership between academic researchers and industry leaders focused on the creation, exchange, and application of knowledge to drive innovation in the food flavor market space. Read more

FIC Member Brian Roe’s New App That Tracks Food Waste Featured in National Geographic

Dr. Brian Roe and his Food Waste Collaborative team are angling to solve America’s food waste problem. Read more

FIC Member Colleen Spees Receives 2016 Distinguished Practice Award

Dr. Colleen Spees serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics & Health Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine Read more

FIC Member Sheryl Barringer Discusses Garlic Breath in Popular Science

Short answer: eat an apple Read more

Franklinton Gardens Awarded USDA Grant to Expand Healthy Food Access

Franklinton Gardens, a 2.5-acre urban farm in the West Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that spans 12 production sites has been awarded a three-year $135,010 United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] National Institute for Food and Agriculture [NIFA] Community Food Projects Competitive Grant. Read more

Study by Jan Kiecolt-Glaser and Martha Belury Finds Stress Can Erase the Perks of Choosing 'Good' Fat Sources

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. Read more

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