The Periodic Table of Food Initiative is unlocking food composition data for human and planetary health.

Food is at the center of society's most pressing challenges and opportunities.

Diet-related diseases account for 1 in 5 deaths around the world and dominant farming practices compromise the health of our planet. We need to transform food systems through data-driven solutions for healthier people and a healthier planet.

The mission of the PTFI is to provide democratized tools, data, and training on the comprehensive composition of the world's food supply to a global ecosystem of scientists, practitioners, consumers and policy makers.

INTRODUCING THE PTFI
NEWS & EVENTS

December 12, 2022

NARO 2nd International Symposium on Food and Health

Global Food Security and Human Health – Towards Transforming Food System with Advanced Technology

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December 9, 2022

International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Tokyo, Japan

INFOODS Symposium on the Critical Role of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

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ENABLING RAPID ACCELERATION IN RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

THE PTFI is a collaborative effort informed by the scientific, academic, health, agricultural, and food sectors. Together with our scientific advisory committee, and our partners in research & development, centers of excellence, and national labs, we are building global capacity to evaluate the composition of the planet's edible biodiversity.

This is a global ecosystem, with open access for all.

BIG DATA, DEEPLY INTEGRATED

The PTFI database represents one of the largest, broadest and deepest data sources in the history of food composition research.

“This publicly accessible database will be the greatest single knowledge asset in the history of food.”

—Bruce German, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chemist, University of California Davis

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GLOBAL EDUCATION FOR EMERGING LEADERS IN FOOD, AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION
BUILDING LITERACY, STRENGTHENING CAPACITY

GOOD FOOD U is an open-access educational platform facilitating the translation and application of cutting-edge research in Food, Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition.

Our goal is to empower leaders across the globe to create data-driven solutions that enhance human and planetary health.

A GLOBAL NETWORK OF VISIONARIES IN FOOD, HEALTH, AND AGRICULTURE

We collaborate with exceptional partners in a shared passion for human and planetary health.

Together, we're designing and delivering tools, data, and training to empower a global ecosystem with deeper insights into food and diets, and enabling the development of effective food system solutions.

PUBLICATIONS

June 7, 2022

The map of food: why we need a world atlas of what we eat

World Economic Forum

November 22, 2022

Food: use artificial intelligence to create new proteins

nature.com

May 3, 2022

Foodomics: A Data-Driven Approach to Revolutionize Nutrition and Sustainable Diets

Frontiers in Nutrition

SECRETARIAT

Facilitated by the American Heart Association and the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT

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