Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainable Food Systems Division

Exploring a food system that provides healthy food to people and creates sustainable environmental, economic and social systems that surround food.


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Franny Gilman Sustainable Food Systems Division
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Countries Represented by Members

Division Accomplishments/Recognition

  • The Outstanding Volunteer Award honors a current Division member who provided exemplary volunteer work to the Division in the current year. The 2022-2023 recipient is Yasmin Gardy.
  • The Outstanding Service Award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2022-2023 recipient is Jonathan Carl Kershaw.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  • First: Sumanjot Kaur, University of Arkansas: Converting rice processing byproducts into high-value bioactive compounds and nanoporous materials using supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Second: Ragya Kapoor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign: Novel ultrasound-based drying technology for sustainable production of plant protein isolates with improved functionality
  • Finalist: Lisseth Casso-Hartmann, Clemson University: Electrochemical detection of Salmonella enterica in hydroponic solution
  • Finalist: Sanaz Mirtalebi, North Carolina State University: Combining fish and crustacean byproducts to produce pelleted aquafeed: Effect of byproduct type on pellet properties

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