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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.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit
Since its February release, the 2015 Scientific Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has sparked a national conversation about food policy and the impact of the Dietary Guidelines on the way Americans consume, grow and think about food. Dietary guidance has moved higher on the national agenda, yet there seems to be an ever-widening gap between policy recommendations and actual consumer behavior.
In response, The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center invited leading nutrition influencers from the public and private sector to convene to amplify the need for relevant dietary guidelines that work for diverse consumers across the country in a two-part summit.
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- FIC Director Ken Lee Elected as 2015 AAAS Fellow
- FIC Member Liz Weinandy Discusses the Benefits and Risks of the Mediterranean Diet
- FIC Member Tammy Katz Discusses Food Recipe Patenting
- FIC Co-Director Dr. Steven Clinton Featured on NPR Discussing the Link Between Processed Meat and Cancer