Principal Investigator

Dr. Dave D. Weatherspoon is a professor of Food and Agribusiness Management within the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He has worked on projects in over 30 countries on food supply chain and international trade and marketing issues. The driving force behind creating the “The FOOD SCENE Dialogues: Supply Chain Enhancements for the New Economy” was to create a forum to discuss issues that have the potential to revolutionize or disrupt the food supply chain around the world, particularly those issues needing thoughtful debate prior to their implementation. The research that ensues from these dialogues will be responsive to consumer and industry changes that appear to be long-lasting and impactful. Dr. Weatherspoon has inspired a team of young scientists to explore the inner workings of the food supply chain and to offer solutions to industry, government and academia.