Foodborne illnesses affect 600 million people around the world each year, causing 420,000 deaths. According to the World Health Organization, more than a quarter of these deaths are children younger than 5.

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University – a partnership of land-grant universities from New York and Indiana – to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.

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