Innovation Lab for Food Safety

Innovation Lab for Food Safety

Upcoming Events

Our webinar series will continue in February 2021 with a discussion on food safety and nutrition. Sign up for our email list to receive updates about upcoming webinars and other announcements from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety.

Street market with various types of vegetable in Kigali

Past Events

Webinar: Food Safety and One Health - Approaches to Reducing Foodborne Pathogens and Zoonotic Diseases

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 9:00-10:30am EST (UTC-5)

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Moderator: Paul Ebner, Purdue University

Human and animal health are tightly linked: Foodborne pathogens and parasites are persistent public health hazards, and an estimated 60% of human pathogens and 75% of emerging diseases originate from animals according to a recent report by the UN Environment Programme and ILRI. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. The second installment in our webinar series explored how a One Health approach to food safety in meat production can reduce, manage, and mitigate risks to animal and human health.

Speakers included Shawn Baker of USAID, Barbara Kowalcyk of The Ohio State University, Thumbi Mwangi of Washington State University, and Martin Wiedmann of Cornell University.

Webinar: Harnessing Food Safety to Address Global Food Security

Date: October 28, 2020

Time: 9:00-10:00am EDT (UTC-4)

Platform: Zoom Webinar

Moderator: Martin Wiedmann, Cornell University

Without food safety, there is no food security. Strengthening local capacity in food safety has untapped potential to break cycles of disease and malnutrition, support well-nourished communities, and generate economic opportunity through increased access to export markets. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety leverages research and expertise in food safety, food production, nutrition, and international development to identify the root causes of foodborne illness within supply chains. The first webinar in this series explored how data-driven food safety policy and practices can transform food systems and promote global food security.

Speakers included Robert Bertram of USAID, Bonnie McClafferty of GAIN, and Haley Oliver of Purdue University.