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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.
Obesity is a key initiative at the Food Innovation Center. Our researchers are committed to investigating new and innovative ways to combat obesity.
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- Richard Bruno Featured in Huffington Post
- Project Focuses on Improving Food Pantries in Rural Food Deserts
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In post-industrial Ohio, residents in urban areas face accumulating vacant land and multiple barriers to food security. Residents of urban areas are experiencing unemployment and inadequate access to basic food sources such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Food Innovation Center member and Assistant Professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture, Katherine Bennett, decided to take initiative towards empowering the community. Read more...