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Episode 6: KnowFOOD-NUTRITION: Integrating food data for better flavor, better nutrition, and better health -- June 17, 2021 @ 9 am PDT

Join a discussion on the future of food, where consumers who want to eat healthily may be able to utilize next-gen AI-driven integrated food suggestion services that encompass food composition, recipes, and personal profiles for improved health outcomes. KnowFOOD guests include Deborah McGuinness, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Aifric O'Sullivan, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for International Programmes in the UC Dublin School of Agriculture and Food Science, and PI in the UC Dublin Institute of Food and Health, and Robert Lustig, Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco.​​​​

JUST RELEASED: FSL White Paper  "A New Era for Meat Processing in California?"


ANNOUNCEMENT: "Sustainability" to publish a special issue on "Smart and Connected Regional Food Systems"

Now accepting manuscript submissions. Deadline August 15, 2021.


The Food Systems Lab, directed by Dr. Thomas P. Tomich and housed in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has grown from our group's roots in sustainable sourcing and regional landscape assessment into a program on developing and improving the information management aspects of food system sustainability, in addition to continuing our core research areas. The primary focus of this cross-cutting informatics work is to improve how sustainability can be defined, measured, and operationalized by improving information management and connectivity among complex webs of challenges, data, and actors. 

Our work has four focus areas:

  1. Food supply chains
  2. Working landscapes
  3. Data curation, analytics, and visualization
  4. Community engagement and policy analysis.