Advancing food system solutions for the health of people and the planet.

We are a transdisciplinary alliance tackling the environmental and nutritional challenges facing the ways people grow, eat, and share food everywhere. Centered at Cornell University and networked with local and global partners, we engage at the frontiers of knowledge to design and support actionable progress towards healthier diets from sustainable food systems.

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We grapple with the vexing scientific and policy challenges of today and model sustainable food systems of tomorrow.

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New study highlights global food production data challenges
The findings The study identifies stark discrepancies in food production data worldwide, notably within livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. These sectors experience pronounced data gaps, especially at national and local levels, due to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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"The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030", published today by The Food Systems Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI), provides the first science-based monitoring to guide decision-makers as they seek wholesale transformation of the global agriculture and food systems. This transformation is needed urgently both to reduce the environmental impact of these systems and to mitigate the impact of climate change on them. The overarching objective is that all people – especially the most vulnerable – have equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Lab-grown meat, food created by microorganisms and plant-based foods that mimic the taste of meat could help reduce environmental impacts of food systems, a new UN report co-authored by Cornell researchers finds.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food