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Food From Thought

Food From Thought is a $76.7 million research program at the University of Guelph. The program, which began in 2016, is funded by the Canada’s First Research Excellence Fund for 7 years.

The Food From Thought program intends to exponentially increase our ability to leverage big data for the benefit of food production and biodiversity at three scales of research and innovation at the global, landscape and microscale.

The program will integrate and strengthen the University’s data management and analysis capabilities across our facilities and our partners, and better support and incubate faculty and student innovations.

Meet the Food From Thought Scientific Leadership Team

9 things you should know about Food From Thought

It’s about global food security and sustainability.

The next agriculture revolution is a digital revolution. Using big data, Food From Thought researchers will be able to create environmentally sensitive food and agriculture technology.

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Research funding for Food From Thought is provided by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.