Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Food

At the heart of any food-related matter, the EU sees the consumer as the key stakeholder in the whole food/feed chain.[Read more...]

This is why the EU supports quality and safety in food products, with the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) reflecting new perspectives on food, health and general well-being.

Food covers five research areas:

Research areas

Consumers

The focus is on consumer perceptions and attitudes towards food, including traditional food; understanding societal and cultural trends; and identifying determinants of food choice and consumer access to food.

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Nutrition

This area addresses beneficial and harmful dietary factors as well as the specific needs of different population groups as a major factor in the development and reduction of diet-related diseases and disorders.

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Food processing

This area addresses innovation in the European food industry through the integration of advanced technologies into traditional food production.

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Food Quality & Safety

Assuring chemical and microbiological safety and improving quality in the European food supply chain is of primary importance.

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Environmental impacts

This includes research into protecting both human health and the environment through a better understanding of the environmental impacts on and from food/feed chains.

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Projects

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