KnowFood: Better Data. Better Knowledge. Better Food.
We'll be interviewing global scientists and thought leaders to foster collaboration and advance global food digitization efforts.
KnowFood happens on the third Thursday of every month, beginning January 21, 2021 @ 9 am PST / 12 pm EST / 5 pm GMT.
Episode 1, January 21: Know COVID: COVID-19 impact on food systems
COVID has laid bare many fragilities of increasingly centralized local-to-global food systems, and the single points of failure associated with them. This episode will "lean into COVID"--that is, identify opportunities that exist for information technologies, and knowledge graphs--specifically, to begin addressing salient issues, indicators, resources, and strategies for improving resilience of food systems.
Confirmed guests include:
Damion Dooley, Developer of FoodOn, the world's most comprehensive, integrated, and open Food Ontology, and
Chris Mungall, Scientist and department head at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory--perhaps the world's most prolific and cited biological ontologist. He also leads development of the world's largest open knowledge graph about COVID.
Matthew Lange, Food informatician and President/Co-founder of IC-FOODS, and
Courtney Riggle, Researcher with Food Systems Lab at UC Davis, and Co-founder of IC-FOODS