The United States continues to address the ongoing challenge of sustainably ensuring the access of safe, high-quality and nutritious food at affordable prices for the consuming public. NIFA's programs advance understanding of all aspects of the science of food to the arising issues in the production – food – human health nexus, and promote research, education and extension to meet demands of sustainable food and nutrition security for humanity.
Importance of the Science of Food and Technology
Advancements in science and technology continue to expand the breadth and quality of food. As a result of rapidly evolving technologies, the public has been afforded access to a food supply that is:
- Abundant and diverse
- High quality, convenient and affordable
- Extended shelf-life
- Safe and nutritious