Science Breakthroughs 2030 Committee Seeks Input

Science Breakthroughs 2030 Committee Seeks Input

NAS is requesting research ideas in food and agriculture for its study on science breakthroughs.

August 16, 2017
Research & Trends

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) is requesting research ideas in food and agriculture for its study on Science Breakthroughs 2030. Ideas on topics related to food science and technology (e.g., food waste, food safety, food processing, and nutrition) can be submitted through the IdeaBuzz discussion platform.

To identify the most compelling research directions in food and agriculture, NAS is seeking ideas for innovative research that could elevate the science of food and agriculture. The National Academies is particularly interested in getting ideas from food scientists and food technologists community around food safety, nutrition, and food waste. To respond for the NAS-led Science Breakthroughs 2030 program, submit a paragraph (or comment on a paragraph already submitted) and/or two- to three-page white papers describing scientific opportunities in detail. IdeaBuzz is open to public, however, you will need to register with your email to access the discussion platform.
Submissions should describe how the science and engineering approach might:

  • Address a major challenge in food and agriculture;
  • Create a novel opportunity for advances in food and agricultural science;
  • Help overcome a technological barrier; or
  • Fill a fundamental knowledge gap that currently holds back progress in the fields of food and agriculture.

The 13-member NAS committee, co-chaired by Dr. John Floros, professor of Food Science & Engineering, Dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University and Dr. Susan R. Wessler, distinguished professor of Genetics, University of California, Riverside, is charged with exploring ideas that arise from the scientific community, with the objective of producing a report describing ambitious and achievable scientific pathways to addressing major problems or creating new opportunities in food and agriculture.

For more information and to submit ideas, visit