Secure Food and Fiber Systems

Our expertise in biosystems engineering, food processing, and nutritional immunology is paving the way for the creation of new food products that offer Michigan residents food choices with greater health benefits. Engineering and processing advances will lead to greater cost efficiencies, enhanced food safety and security, and increased development of non-food products (e.g., biofuels, building materials). We will:

  • Enhance the production and profitability of small-scale agriculture projects and improve community wellness.
  • Use educational processes to facilitate the incorporation of renewable energy into households, governmental offices, and businesses.
  • Increase the capacity to develop forest and agricultural-based renewable resources in ecologically and economically sustainable ways.