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News & Events
JUL 2014The Food Forum Workshop on Relationships between the Brain, Digestive System, and Eating Behavior.
The Institute of Medicine’s Food Forum is convening a 1 ½ day public workshop with the goal to better understand and gain cross-disciplinary perspectives on the current research in neurobiology, with a focus on the interaction between the brain, digestive system, and eating behavior.
Welcome to the Center.
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) was officially launched as a Homeland Security Center of Excellence in July 2004. A multidisciplinary and action-oriented research consortium, NCFPD addresses the vulnerability of the nation's food system to attack through intentional contamination with biological or chemical agents.
NCFPD's research and education program is aimed at reducing the potential for contamination at any point along the food supply chain and mitigating potentially catastrophic public health and economic effects of such attacks. The program incorporates cutting-edge research across a wide range of disciplines, taking a comprehensive, farm-to-table view of the food system and encompassing all aspects from primary production through transportation and food processing to retail and food service.
From our Blog
In the old days, agriculture meant feeding Minnesota. Today it means feeding the world and protecting the planet's food supply from disease and determined terrorists; our federally funded National Center for Food Protection and Defense does just that.University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler