Cornell Institute for Food Systems

Today’s society, and specifically global food systems, is faced with the challenge of feeding seven billion people – nine billion by 2050.  The Cornell Institute for Food Systems comprises a multidisciplinary group of Faculty Fellows who tackle diverse issues in the food industry to meet this challenge. Bringing together over one hundred Cornell faculty members, including over thirty from the Department of Food Science, the CIFS Faculty Fellows are drawn from the following Cornell departments and units:

  • Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Food Science
  • Division of Nutritional Sciences
  • Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

CIFS Faculty Fellows engage with the Institute and its industry partners in a variety of mechanisms including collaborative research, scientific advisory roles, and developing talent pipelines.