Food Collaborators Conference Recap
On February 14th the Food Innovation Center held its annual member meeting, the 2014 Food Collaborators Conference. FIC members came together to listen to presentations on a wide range of FIC projects, including Colleen Spees' Hunger.FOOD.Health initiative, Chris Taylor's National Nutrition Examination of Research Data project, Michelle Kaiser's Food Mapping project, Kay Bea Jones' Weinland Park Food District project, Casey Hoy's Discovery Themes update and Dan Schmitz's presentation on the Abbott Haiti Project. Matt Habash, President of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, gave a great speech on the local hunger climate and the innovative strides that they have taken to combat it. Many thanks to all those who participated in the event.
Poster Contest Winners:
Best Presentation: Jessica Cooperstone (Ralston, Riedl, Francis, Lesinski, Clinton, Schwartz) with “Increased Lycopene Bioavailability from a Unique, cis-lycopene Containing Tangerine-type Tomato”
Most Transdisciplinary: Jill Clark and Kristine Dugan with “The Agrifood System Policy Research”
Most Likely to Impact the World in 10 Years: Julie Fox (Colbert, Hogan, Rabe) with “A Community Designed Healthy Urban Food System”
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