We actively seek to identify current food protection and defense challenges to align our research and development efforts and create feasible and practical solutions. Current research themes aimed at mitigating threats to the food supply focus on predictive analytics, supply chain resilience, intentional adulteration and food fraud, vulnerability risk analysis, event modeling, and cybersecurity in food systems. FPDI has accomplished 175 research projects within our consortium focused on protecting the food system. In addition to the current research themes, research capabilities also include, information sharing, systems strategies, risk communication, and education and professional development targeted for food defense and homeland security. The breadth of our research portfolio and connections to researchers and experts across the world provide an unparalleled network to undertake research for protection and defense of the food system.


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Food Protection and Defense Institute

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

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612-624-2458