Future Food Initiative: sustainable, healthy and affordable

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The field in view: The field phenotyping facility at ETH Zurich can be used to study crop plants. (Photo: ETH Zurich / Daniel Winkler)

07.02.2019 – ETH Zurich and EPFL have launched “Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative” in partnership with Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé. The goal of the Future Food Initiative is to expand research in the area of food and nutrition sciences. A fellowship programme will provide funding for national and international research talent, combining the strengths of the university-based and industrial ecosystems.

The initiative aims to address some of the most challenging food supply issues. For example, major goals include the development of sustainable packaging solutions, so as to eliminate plastic, or high-quality, healthy and affordable food products, to combat malnutrition worldwide. In addition, the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the Swiss food industry is to be increased via knowledge transfer and new research directions.

“The Future Food Initiative is a programme launched by ETH Zurich and EPFL in cooperation with industry partners in order to pool our expertise in research and innovation and find innovative approaches for healthy foods and a sustainable supply,” says Detlef Günther, Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations at ETH Zurich.

Further information on the Future Food Initiative can be found here.