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Dr. Evan Fraser, scientific director of Food from Thought, discusses food security, collaboration, and Canada's role in sustainable agriculture to feed a growing population.

Food from Thought research falls under six broad categoric themes: livestock, crops, pathogens and food safety, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and integrated food systems.

Food from Thought brings together the University of Guelph’s world-renowned food and agricultural researchers, along with partnerships in industry, decision makers, and other research institutions to find solutions to key challenges facing food and agriculture today. Some of these problems include sustainably increasing productivity and profitability on farms, improving health and welfare of livestock, enhancing the planet’s biodiversity and rehabilitating ecosystems, and everything in between.

These innovative research projects translate to actions such as creating and implement next-generation information management systems, decision support tools, and digital applications that intelligently collect, analyze, and apply massive amounts of data from crops, livestock, and the environment.

Interested in conducting research with Food from Thought? Eligible applicants can learn more here: Research Opportunities

Explore our research themes below.

Food from Thought Research Themes