Healthy Soils and Healthy Humans: Soil Micronutrients Drive Health in Poor, Agricultural Countries

One Health is more than a trending abstraction for grants and NGO programs; micronutrient-deficient soils grow lower-nutrient food and drive micronutrient malnutrition in populations reliant on them for food.

Are Critical Thinking Strategies a Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Working with Low-Income Populations?

Critical thinking should be an integral part of any intervention related to health, diet and the use of income among low-income and vulnerable populations.

Preserving Diversity in the Food System

We benefit from improvements in food safety, but we lose out when our options for acquiring fresh, locally and regionally produced foods are diminished.

Where Local Starts

In today's food system what is really considered "local" and "sustainable?"

The Smith Lab "Pop-Garden" Project

Collaborating on a new direction for productive land on Ohio State's main campus

Joel Johnson Wraps Up His Term on the InFACT Executive Committee

Joel Johnson’s role in InFACT really began long before the initiative was conceived. Joel was a leader in a “big idea” proposal for a center for environmental data science, earning him an invitation to be one of the 19 faculty who crafted the framework for data analytics at Ohio State, as a member of the climate and environment writing team. When the request for the next round of Discovery Theme…

The other side of our food system: Rethinking human waste as a resource

How are human bodily wastes transformed into resources? And how do cultural taboos, sanitation infrastructure, and legal regulation shape and contour the possibilities of that transformation?

Addressing food waste critical to the success of healthy food systems

Reducing food waste isn’t the first choice approach to reducing hunger. However, the public accrues benefit across multiple domains from reducing food waste, which makes it deserving of its own champions and policies.