Welcome to the Auburn University Food System Institute (AUFSI)
We help promote interdisciplinary research, outreach, teaching, and training opportunities relating to food systems among our faculty, industry professionals, decision-makers in government, and of course consumers just like you!
WHAT ARE "FOOD SYSTEMS"?
What are “Food Systems”? As a land-grant institution, Auburn University has a long history of doing practical research and communicating the results of that research to the public. Auburn’s strengths have long included disciplines that are part of a “food…
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES
Because Auburn is a land-grant university, our mission includes research and teaching involving “practical agriculture.” For that reason, Auburn has a large number of programs with an impressive array of facilities to support the programs.
AUFSI services include everything from help writing the project narrative, budgeting, finding the necessary specialists for your project team, and can guide you from beginning to end of the grant submission process. Click to learn more about our Faculty Resources.
Total grant dollars AUFSI helped generate (2011-2018)
Grant amount applied for in 2018
Largest successful grant submitted by AUFSI (FDA)
- External Grant Proposal Submission 90% 90%
- Internal (AU) & Intl. Grant Proposal Submissions 10% 10%
- Increase in Food Entrepreneur Conference Attendance 100% 100%
'Like Ebola' in its devastation: What started with a few dozen dead pigs in northeastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain. Last August, a Chinese farm was found to harbor African swine fever, the first ever occurrence of the...
Agencies caution against 'fresh' pet food: The FDA and CDC have recommended not feeding dogs and cats a raw diet, meaning meat that is not cooked to a proper temperature. However, it's a trend that's growing. It's referred to as fresh dog and cat food and it's lining...
Some packages of Chips Ahoy! Chewy chocolate chip cookies have been recalled nationwide due to possible contamination with an "unexpected solidified ingredient." The company did not specify what the ingredient was, but said it received reports of “potential adverse...
Arkansas, Alabama among top three poultry producers By Jacque Kochak A few years ago, an urban legend circulated on the Internet, claiming that KFC’s chickens are really genetically manipulated organisms without feathers to be plucked or feet and beaks to be removed. Of course the story has been debunked, but the tale is a testament […]
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea seem to be escalating as fast as the rhetoric, and the two are not disconnected. So what might be the effect on food logistics if hostilities intensify? Change will be the constant. In all scenarios, shipping likely will be negatively affected, either on a short-term or longer-term basis. […]