InFACT is coordinating and supporting the work of faculty from 10 colleges to research re-imagined food supply and value chains that balance local to global scales of getting food from production sources to where it can be accessed by consumers, in ways that maintain food security for those who have it and improve food security for those who don't.

Key Research Questions:

  • What can we discover in the way food supply chains currently function or could function at various scales from local to global,that could pave the way to balance and integration across scales?
  • What technologies and approaches can we either discover or adapt that either reduce food waste across the food supply chain or capture value in the waste as raw materials?
  • What policies, incentives, or interventions can we discover and test that translate improvements in food supply chains to more equitable and widespread access to balanced and healthy diets?