Food Innovation Portfolio
Introduction from Dr Jocelyn Eason, General Manager Science Food Innovation
"A team of seven science groups with a total of more than 200 scientists, the Food Innovation Portfolio has three primary targets. Our first target is to develop premium whole fresh foods for wellness (fruit, vegetable and arable crops) from exclusive proprietary cultivars that secure competitive advantage. This is our traditional business but with an enhanced wellness focus to meet new consumer trends. There will be increased feedback from food and beverage research to enhance breeding of new cultivars for whole fresh foods.
"Secondly, we develop new food and beverage ingredients (from specialist fruit, vegetable and arable crops) based on knowledge of wellness and consumers. New exclusive proprietary cultivars will be developed specifically for higher concentrations of active ingredients. Thirdly, we are investigating new food and beverage concepts based on these ingredients and developed in partnership with food companies.
"The value proposition for our customers is - exclusive new fresh whole foods developed from proprietary cultivars to allow control of supply into premium, niche markets; exclusive new high-value ingredients developed from proprietary cultivars to allow control of supply into premium, niche markets; designs for new foods and beverages based on these ingredients and consumer and wellness knowledge; and growth in value of exports, profitability, wealth creation and enhanced productivity from land-based industries."
Dr Jocelyn Eason, GM Science Food Innovation
Cath Kingston, Porfolio Manager
Biological Chemistry & Bioactives
Dr William Laing, Science Group Leader
Bioresources Engineering & Chemistry
Dr Nigel Larsen, Science Group Leader
Food & Nutrition
Dr Juliet Ansell, Science Group Leader
Food & Wellness
Dr Roger Hurst, Science Group Leader
Dr Lee Huffman, Science Group Leader
Dr Roger Harker, Science Group Leader
Postharvest Fresh Foods
Dr Jocelyn Eason, GM Science
Graeme Fielder, Business Development Manager
Carl Massarotto, Business Support Manager
Carmella Lee, Business Support Manager