Food Innovation Center

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A dose of safflower oil each day might help keep heart disease at bay

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Read more


FDA Now Has Recall Authority For Unsafe Foods

FIC Center Director Ken Lee on the US Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law January 2011. Visit the foodsafety.osu.edu site for more. Read more


John Kasich & Jim Zehringer All About Food

The Food Innovation Center supports Ohio's $98 billion food and ag industry. Read more


Center member advises government on new dietary guidelines for Americans

Cheryl Achterberg, professor of human nutrition and inaugural member of the Food Innovation Center at The Ohio State University, has played a major role in new federal recommendations about the proper nutrition Americans need to stay healthy and fit. Read more


Annual Meeting Highlights

Center members and guests explored innovation, met new collaborators, and engaged in design thinking to address complex food challenges at the first annual meeting of the Food Innovation Center. Read more


Center member helps create food safety website

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Food Innovation Center Collaborators Tackle Role of Viruses in Safety of Fresh Produce

Jianrong Li, a charter member of the Food Innovation Center, and Ken Lee, center director, are tackling a widespread but poorly understood cause of foodborne illness in a new $1 million, multi-university study. Read more


John Glenn School Offers Dual Degrees for Public Service

The Food Innovation Center is devoted to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration at Ohio State surrounding the topic of global food strategy and policy. Read more


Ohio Development Director Chris Schmenk Visits

New Director Schmenk learns about Food Innovation. Read more


Steven Schwartz Mentioned in The Columbus Dispatch

Our very own FIC Associate Director Steven Schwartz was mentioned in The Columbus Dispatch. Read more