Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

  • We are the Food Innovation Center

    We are the Food Innovation Center

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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.


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One Campus

A land-grant institution, founded to serve the public good.

Top programs in Agricultural Sciences, Business, Dietetics, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, Law, Medicine, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine and more.

One Center

We are "One University."

More than 375+ members with representatives from all 14 colleges and more than 50 departments—collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

One Investment

$3.75 million over five years from The Ohio State University.

Encouraging trans-institutional and interdisciplinary scholarship across campus to address local and global food needs.