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Protecting the global food supply through research, education, and the delivery of innovative solutions

The Food Protection and Defense Institute’s research, innovation, and education program is aimed at reducing food system disruption. With a keen eye for disruption, the Institute focuses on reducing the potential for contamination at any point along the food supply chain and places a high priority on addressing potential threats to the food system that could lead to catastrophic damage to public health or the economy.

The Institute incorporates cutting-edge research and innovation into our education initiatives across a wide range of disciplines including supply chain resilience, information sharing, risk analysis and assessment, education, epidemiology, economics, and many more. Collaboration across disciplines allows application of research and education initiatives to meet the needs of the food and agriculture sector. 





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Food Protection and Defense Institute

University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 

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