Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Tufts Receives $10 Million Grant to Help Develop Cultivated Meat

Tufts Receives $10 Million Grant to Help Develop Cultivated Meat

Led by David Kaplan, the multi-disciplinary effort will drive efforts to produce an alternative source of sustainable protein
Student Profile: Norma Rachaunda Toussaint

Student Profile: Norma Rachaunda Toussaint

As someone whose parents immigrated from Haiti and worked hard to make a better life in America, an understanding of the hardships impoverished people face was instilled in me at a young age.
Study Assesses Risk that Fruits, Vegetables Sold in U.S. Are Products of Forced Labor

Study Assesses Risk that Fruits, Vegetables Sold in U.S. Are Products of Forced Labor

Findings and limited data serve as “red flag” to increase transparency of food systems
Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

Ultraprocessed Foods Now Comprise 2/3 of Calories in Children and Teen Diets

New study in JAMA also found kids and teens eat less unprocessed and minimally processed foods
7 Ways to Combat Climate Change

7 Ways to Combat Climate Change

Story by Taylor McNeil at Tufts Now Rising temperatures, fires raging out of control in the American West and Europe, increasingly fierce storms: they are all consequences of climate change induced by human consumption of fossil fuels, according to the latest report from the United Nations, written by scientists from around the world.
ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

ASN 2021 - Nutrition Online

This year's ASN meeting is all-virtual, but there are plenty of opportunities to participate in live events throughout the week. The Friedman School and the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (JMHNRCA) are representing Tufts University with panels, posters, and plenty of awards for their outstanding work. We've pulled out some highlights for the week, but remember to check out the full schedule for all sessions and events.
Congrats to Our 2021 Faculty Award Winners

Congrats to Our 2021 Faculty Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the new winners of the Friedman School’s two annual faculty awards.  We wish to thank the students, faculty and staff who provided thoughtful nominations, and to also thank the committees who reviewed nominations and made the difficult choice of selecting only one winner for each of our two faculty awards.
Supporting Beginning Farmers and the Agri-preneurial Ecosystem

Supporting Beginning Farmers and the Agri-preneurial Ecosystem

With support from Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), New Entry is conducting three training projects in collaboration with partners across the Northeast to support their farmers’ needs.
Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

Attend the 2021 Global Food+ Symposium

The Friedman School leads innovation in scientific communication, by organizing and providing content for 7-minute speed talks planned for the fourth Global Food+ symposium to be held on February 12, 19, 26, and March 5.
Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

Welcoming New Faculty: Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez

The Feinstein International Center and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez as Associate Professor and inaugural recipient of the Dignitas Professorship at the Friedman School Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.