Research Platforms

Our research focuses on providing underpinning knowledge and technologies for the development of foods that deliver tangible benefits to health and wellbeing.

Functional foods that are scientifically validated and natural super foods are two leading trends in major markets, including Europe and North America. Plant & Food Research is using knowledge of the natural goodness from our fruit, vegetable and grain crops, and from the sea, to create products that promote good health. In our food research programmes, we combine research ability with commercial awareness to design and implement programmes that respond directly to market demand.

Key targets in our Food Innovation research are:

  • Wellness
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Sensory quality
  • Ability to process
  • Food safety
  • Convenience
  • Novelty
  • Environmental responsibility.