Our Research Focus

FFH engages a vibrant community of researchers working within and across three key areas with the goal of improving human health
Crop & Food Improvement
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Understanding how innovations across food and agriculture can be used to enhance the quality and healthful properties of the food value chain 

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Understanding how complex biological and environmental factors collectively influence unique nutritional needs 

Food Perception & Behavior
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Understanding the chemical, chemoreceptor, and behavioral basis of food selection and eating to inform new approaches that enable healthy dietary choices

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Cross-cutting Theme: Multi-omic Analysis
FFH emphasizes the use of data-intensive omic techniques as key enabling technologies for comprehensive characterization of food and biological systems


What Makes Fruits and Vegetables Healthy?

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