We are working with all parts of the UK and global food system to prioritise research and innovation that leads to healthier foods and food ingredients, making products available to consumers which contribute to healthy living.
Food system sustainability
We are undertaking research and innovation which enables the food and drink sector to deliver products, processes and technologies that ensure efficiency and resilience of the food system through research and innovation. This includes developing renewable, “low carbon” sources of energy and reducing avoidable food waste in the supply chain.
Digital connectivity and technology
We are investigating and applying existing and emerging digital technologies to accelerate breakthrough research innovations and deliver significant competitive advantage by increasing food system effectiveness and consumer value.
Feeding a growing population
We are contributing to the challenge of feeding 9 billion people sustainably by 2050 by improving the levels of primary produce which are converted into available food for consumption through improved producing and processing technologies, waste avoidance and creating value from waste.