College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
AGNR Research


The Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) is dedicated to advancing food protection by being a source of innovative laboratory and field research on systems-thinking approaches to solving regional, national, and international food safety and security concerns. By drawing upon the diverse research resources of the University of Maryland, CFS3 has the ability to rapidly develop the trans-disciplinary teams that are needed to solve today's complex food safety and security concerns.

Furthermore, through collaborations with other academic institutions, government agencies, industry and intergovernmental organizations, we assemble research teams that bring together the best scientist in the world and develop new concepts and technologies in food safety, security, and sustainability.

Currently funded research:

Projects and proposals within CFS3 include researchers in:

  • Animal and Avian Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Informatics
  • Medical/Public Health Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Science
  • Public Policy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Communication
  • Systems Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • and more
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