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Discover a healthier hunger-free world
Food is basic to life and our global food system must innovate to sustain it. A population of nine billion people in year 2050 will demand a staggering 70% increase in the world’s food supply. Simply increasing production will not eradicate hunger nor improve human health. One third of food produced is now lost or wasted due to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is innovation that works across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academic, government, and industry professionals that solve local, national and global food needs. The Ohio State Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food.
FIC Food Fight
This past January the Food Innovation Center launched the inaugural Food Fight - a student product development competition targeted to meet the needs of foodbank clients. Ohio State student teams were invited to propose new products that make underutilized foods more appealing, affordable, longer lasting and nutritious.
We had six student teams from food science, public health, human nutrition, and public policy pitch innovative concepts aimed at extending the life of produce in the food banking system.
Learn more about the teams and the winning product innovations here.
NewsMore news »
- FIC Member Wondwossen Gebreyes Receives Top International Honor From Universitas 21
- FIC Member Mark Moritz Talks Big Data's 'Streetlight Effect'
- Jill Clark Investigates Grocery Store Hours in Low-Income Hours and Socioeconomic Struggles
- FIC Member Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam Elected A 2016 Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology