COVID-19 Impact on Food Systems
KnowFood: Better Data. Better Knowledge. Better Food.
We'llbe interviewing global scientists and thought leaders to foster collaborationand advance global food digitization efforts.
KnowFood happenson 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
COVIDhas laid bare many fragilities of increasingly centralized local-to-global foodsystems, and the single points of failure associated with them. This episodewill "lean into COVID"--that is, identify opportunities that existfor information technologies, and knowledge graphs--specifically, to beginaddressing salient issues, indicators, resources, and strategies for improvingresilience of food systems.
DamionDooley, Developer of FoodOn, the world's most comprehensive, integrated, andopen Food Ontology, and
ChrisMungall, Scientist and department head at Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory--perhaps the world's most prolific and cited biological ontologist.He also leads development of the world's largest open knowledge graph aboutCOVID.
MatthewLange, Food informatician and President/Co-founder of IC-FOODS, and
CourtneyRiggle, Researcher with Food Systems Lab at UC Davis, and Co-founderof IC-FOODS