Food & Farm-to-Fork
Green technologies and future sustainable food systems focus on protecting the environment, reducing or reversing the adverse effects of human activity, and seeking to conserve our planet’s natural resources. To do so, industry and science must promote a shift in mindset toward sustainability and strengthen environmental awareness so that society can thrive within planetary boundaries.
A particular focus is given to R&I related to genetic resources and breeding. Genetic resources play a crucial role in agriculture. They hold the key to diverse and healthy diets and adapting plants and animals to a changing and more variable climate. Our R&I activities aim to halt the further loss of genetic diversity by tapping into the vast gene pool of plants and animals and making it available to breeders, farmers, and ultimately, consumers.
Breeding efforts are also being undertaken to broaden the genetic base of cultivated crops and create varieties that meet the numerous demands related to quality, resilience, and sustainability.
Improving the stability of high-quality traits of berry in different environments and cultivation systems for the benefit of European farmer…
Innovative pulse and cereal-based food fermentations for human health and sustainable diets