Food Innovation Center

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News Archive

FIC Members Recognized for Distinguished Teaching and Faculty Service

The Food Innovation Center congratulates members Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and Mary Ellen Wewers on their recent award wins from the university's annual award program. Read more


David Francis and Kichoon Lee Win OARDC Awards

The Food Innovation Center congratulates members David Francis and Kichoon Lee on their recent award wins at OARDC's 2012 Annual Research Conference. Read more


FIC Supports Operation Feed

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed drive kicked off April 16 and continues through May 18. As demand for food has climbed by 44 percent over the past four years, there is a great need for help from local businesses, schools, civic groups, and individuals. Read more


FIC and CCTS Release a New RFA

A new RFA has been announced between the Food Innovation Center and the Center for Clinical Translational Science (CCTS). Read more


Center Member Sastry Recieves USDA Grant to Continue Studying the Process of Ohmic Heating

Sudhir Sastry, a member of the Food Innovation Center, is studying the process of ohmic heating and recently recieved a USDA grant on using the process to control enzymatic activity in tomatoes. Read more


Seed grant 2012 RFP released

Our third annual FIC Seed Grant Competition supports the university-wide priority of food discovery. Proposals are due May 11 by 5 PM ET. Review the RFP for full details. Read more


FIC Member Projects Featured in National Cancer Institute Annual Report

FIC members Christopher Weghorst, Steven Clinton, and Yael Vodovotz were recently highlight in the National Cancer Institute's Annual Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine for fiscal year 2010 for their work on functional foods. Read more


Lilburn Hopes 'Naked Oats' Can Cut Organic Chicken Production Costs

Michael Lilburn, a Food Innovation Center member, is conducting a study to develop a way to reduce the cost of organic chicken. Read more


Congratulations to Recent FIC Awardees

March 2012 was a significant month for Food Innovation Center grant investments. FIC is pleased to support: Four new multi-college projects with Innovation Initiatives of up to $50,000 each to address challenges in local food security, food quality, and obesity. Read more


‘Do Your Best’ Not a Good Enough Goal to Improve Diabetes Diet

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A specific goal to eat a set number of daily servings of low-glycemic-index foods can improve dietary habits of people with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Read more