Food and Agriculture Initiative

Blurring the lines between research and application

The Initiative seeks to ensure that Princeton takes an active leadership role in educating and engaging students on food and agriculture as a subject of critical inquiry and applied knowledge.

With growing populations, the word faces increasing challenges related to food production and consumption. Princeton Campus Dining believes that it has a responsibility to think globally and contribute to generating solutions and best practices for the University, the community, the country, and the world.

Sitting at the nexus between academics and administration, Campus Dining believes that it can be the practical application of food-related research conducted by University faculty.

Core Team

Smitha Haneef, Assistant Vice President, University Services, Campus Dining (co-chair)

Daniel Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director, Program in Environmental Studies (co-chair)

David Wilcove, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Shana Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability