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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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 2021-2022 recipient is Julia Baumgartner.
  • The Outstanding Service award honors current Division members who have demonstrated a history of service to the Division or field. The 2021-2022 recipient is Franny Gilman.

Division Oral Competition Finalists

  1. A green integrated approach to extract high-value wax and bioactive compounds from sorghum bran via supercritical carbon dioxide, Arda Tuhanioglu, University of Arkansas (First Place)
  2. Value addition to food industry waste: development and characterization of spray-dried acid whey encapsulated in millet matrix, Mercy Nani, University of Missouri (Second Place)
  3. Optimizing oil-in-water emulsion drift reducing adjuvant for improved pesticide sprays, Joseph Heng, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Third Place)
  4. Effect of seed size and soaking time on cooking time and hardness of selected chickpea varieties, Edwin Allan, Montana State University (Finalist)
  5. Restoring Ecosystems to Increase Sustainable Food Production: A case study of Manomin (Wild Rice), Samantha Mehltretter, University of Guelph (Finalist)

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