Nutrition is traditionally a multidisciplinary field applying principles of molecular biochemistry and statistical epidemiology to integrative metabolism and population health. Genomics, with its global perspective, is now reinventing the future of human metabolic health.

Genomics can battle disease and help feed the world. All food comes from living things: crops, livestock, microbes. —Food genomics is the genomics of crops, livestock and microbes. — Genomics will give us new insights to how our food grows. —These insights will generate new opportunities for improving how our food grows, tastes, and nourishes us.