Food is an engine of Minnesota’s economic growth. Our health sciences programs help fuel that engine while ensuring each component of the global food production system is finely tuned.
Investigating food safety from every angle
Every day across Minnesota, our state’s farmers contribute to the start of a global food production process that will eventually touch consumers worldwide.
But while most people think of food only in terms of what ends up on their table, University of Minnesota health sciences researchers take a much broader view.
Our experts extend beyond the classroom, collaborating across the University and within the community to work with policymakers on a variety of healthy eating, food safety and production issues.
Food is a University of Minnesota priority
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 University of Minnesota is bringing researchers with different expertise together to tackle the global food issue and abolish hunger.