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Micro-scale Mission

Enhancing food and livestock health

The third mission will use big data analytics to study ecosystems at the microcosmic scale to promote food safety, prevent zoonotic disease and enhance the health of livestock. Using the platforms of the first mission with the expertise of national animal and human health laboratories, Food From Thought will focus on preventing disease risks to humans, animals and their environments. Big data analytics will assist researchers in better understanding patterns of foodborne illness outbreaks, model host-pathogen relationships to prevent zoonotic diseases, and develop early diagnosis methods for animal diseases.