K-State’s Global Food Systems Initiative accelerates new research and learning opportunities for K-State faculty and students, creating connections among K-Staters and worldwide research collaborators. Come help us feed the world.

Our Mission

The Kansas State University Global Food Systems Initiative works to achieve universitywide goals in solving global food challenges through innovation, outreach, and workforce development.

The global food system depends on our commitment and depth of expertise in production, sustainability, nutrition, safety and transport. We carry out this mission every day to ensure the world's growing population will be fed.

You may be surprised at the breadth and depth of K-State's contributions. You may even be surprised to realize that you are already participating.


The global food system

The global food system is far reaching and encompasses many disciplines


Latest Podcast:

How basic research can improve the food we eat

This podcast episode features a team of K-State lipid researchers to help us understand food through basic lipid research and how this work improves what we eat. For this conversation, we welcome Ruth Welti, distinguished professor of biology and director of the Kansas Lipidomics Research Center; Kathrin Schrick, associate professor of biology; and Timothy Durrett, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics.


Listen to the latest episode