Global Food
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Global Food Ventures

The world’s population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion people during the next 40 years, requiring a 70 percent increase in food supply. Despite today’s abundance, nearly one billion people are undernourished, and even in Minnesota, more than 10 percent of our residents lack sufficient food. The economic and human toll of hunger and malnutrition not only affects countries that are food and nutrition insecure, but the global economy. Foodborne illness and obesity caused by non-nutritious food drives increasing rates of chronic disease and adds to health care costs.

Global Food Ventures has three research focus areas:

  • Precision agriculture
  • Informatics and crop/animal health
  • Food safety innovations focused on multiple dimensions of food safety, including animal and human