In 2012, FAO estimated that food production needs to increase with 60-70% to feed ±9.2 bio people by 2050. The growing demand for food cannot be covered only by increased production of existing sources. We will need to tap into new sources and valorise existing side-streams as food ingredients. A key challenge for future food security in EU is meeting demand for sustainable, domestic-grown, plant-based protein. This project aims at developing sustainable plant-based protein sources for innovative bakery (e.g. bread, fillings, etc.) and patisserie [e.g. (sponge) cakes, fillings, ..] applications. It addresses consumer demands in terms of health, nutritional, and sensory quality and brings a step-change to new product development with cleaner and more sustainable processes.
PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources
As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security, producing sufficient nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably, is one of the greatest challenges faced today.
Impact on sustainability, shelf life and nutritional value by vertically farmed leafy greens via a new local supply chain
Access to fresh produce is and will continue to be an issue in the densely populated European cities. Due to the long and complex supply chain up to 40% of the products ends as waste and the nutrient value of the remaining ones is often degenerated at time of consumption.
REIMS-based analysis platform for improved traceability and consumer purchase intention of high-end food products
As a result of the globalization of the food supply chain, ensuring the safety, quality and integrity of the food we eat has become increasingly difficult.
Lowering the rate of starch digestion is a unique opportunity to maintain normal blood glucose and insulin levels.
EIT Food hosts sustainable seafood panel at the Sustainable Foods Conference to support innovations in aquaculture.
After a year of change like no other in 2020, EIT Food has combined expert insights and analysis to highlight the top 5 trends for the agrifood industry in 2021...