What is the best way to let the world know about the great work done at K-State? Though podcasts of course!
Global Food Systems' mission is to solve global food challenges through innovation, outreach and talent development. Today, innovative food-related work is being carried out all over the K-State campus and in the surrounding community. Sometimes this work happens in areas that you may not think of as being part of this complex system.
As this mission includes outreach, a tactic being used is a series of podcasts. The Global Food Systems podcast series, Something to Chew On, has not only taken off on campus, but listeners represent more than 20 countries around the world.
Each episode features a researcher and allows listeners to learn about them and how their specific area of study fits into the Global Food System. Jay Weeks, soil chemist, Scott Tanona, philosopher of science, Jon Faubion, food scientist and I have been taking time to find out more about the people, ideas and projects that make up the mosaic of food system work at K-State.
Subjects include the philosophical exploration of the impact of labelling genetically modified foods, the importance of the soil microbiome, the aesthetics of food and more. We invite you to listen to any or all of the 14 currently posted podcasts at
If you have thoughts on a really great person/topic to include, or would like to learn more about the program, please contact me at:
Global Foods Systems coordinator