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Food From Thought is a $76.7 million research program at the University of Guelph. Funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, the program intends to exponentially increase our ability to leverage big data for the benefit of food production and biodiversity at three scales of research and innovation: global, landscape and microscale.

Appointment of Director of Research Data Strategy for Food from Thought

The University of Guelph has named Dr. Karen Hand as the new Director of Research Data Strategy for the Food from Thought program effective April 30.

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FeedBack: Interdisciplinary Approach for Big Data and Agriculture

A group of Food from Thought and Arrell Food Institute graduate students are working to create innovative solutions that will transform the global food system.

First Cohort of Food From Thought Research Assistants

Twelve graduate students at the University of Guelph will form the first cohort of the Food From Thought Research Assistantship program beginning September 2017.

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U of G Receives $77 Million to Launch ‘Food From Thought’

The University of Guelph has received $76.6 million from the federal government to start a “digital revolution” in food and agriculture.

Research funding for Food From Thought is provided by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

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