Accelerating the potential of the world’s greatest scientific and educational resource – public research universities – is critical to answering the challenge of achieving global food and nutrition security. No longer can we remain siloed in seeking solutions to this present crisis. A transdisciplinary approach is needed to ensure availability, access and utilization to safe and nutritious food for all.
Public research universities are uniquely equipped to respond, as outlined in the recent Challenge of Change efforts. All relevant disciplines are present at public research universities and, with adequate resources and funding, universities are able and willing to undertake this important work.