Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

News Archive

FIC Member Herb Ockerman Celebrates 55 Years at Ohio State

A 55-year career at Ohio State can hold many accomplishments, but Professor Herbert W. Ockerman, PhD, is most proud of the global and personal impact he’s had working with students and sharing his expertise to advance animal science. Read more

Dr. Neal Hooker named editor of Journal of Food Products Marketing

The Journal of Food Products Marketing provides timely, practical articles and refereed research studies that contribute to the better practice and understanding of food marketing. Read more

Devin Peterson Discusses the Future of the Flavor Research and Education Center

The Flavor Research and Education Center (FREC) is a partnership between academic researchers and industry leaders focused on the creation, exchange, and application of knowledge to drive innovation in the food flavor market space. Read more

FIC Member Brian Roe’s New App That Tracks Food Waste Featured in National Geographic

Dr. Brian Roe and his Food Waste Collaborative team are angling to solve America’s food waste problem. Read more

Advance the Endowed Haas Chair at Ohio State

Your interest in advancing the stature of Ohio State food science as the Haas Endowed Chair Read more

FIC Member Colleen Spees Receives 2016 Distinguished Practice Award

Dr. Colleen Spees serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Dietetics & Health Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine Read more

FIC Member Sheryl Barringer Discusses Garlic Breath in Popular Science

Short answer: eat an apple Read more

Franklinton Gardens Awarded USDA Grant to Expand Healthy Food Access

Franklinton Gardens, a 2.5-acre urban farm in the West Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio that spans 12 production sites has been awarded a three-year $135,010 United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] National Institute for Food and Agriculture [NIFA] Community Food Projects Competitive Grant. Read more

Study by Jan Kiecolt-Glaser and Martha Belury Finds Stress Can Erase the Perks of Choosing 'Good' Fat Sources

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. Read more

FIC Member David Nagib's New NIH MIRA Grant a Game-Changer for Drug Discovery

FIC member David Nagib, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, just received a significant award that encourages promising new and early stage investigators to tackle ambitious, far-reaching projects that impact health. Read more