The consortium brings together a unique combination of academics e.g. food technologists, consumer scientists and representatives of the food and drink industry, small and medium enterprises (SME’s), consumer organisations and experts who work on the interface between science and industry.



LEI Wageningen UR (LEI –DLO), The Netherlands


LEI - DLO was established more than seventy years ago as the stichting Landbouw-Economisch Instituut (Agricultural Economics Institute foundation) on the initiative of a number of agricultural organisations and with the support of the Dutch government. It is part of the Wageningen University and Research Centre.



Wageningen University, The Netherlands


Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR) is a collaboration between Wageningen University, Van Hall Larenstein (University of Applied Sciences) and specialised research institutes (DLO) from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. Wageningen UR works on gaining knowledge that helps us to create safe, and healthy food, which is also produced sustainably.



Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France


Ranked as the number one agricultural institute in Europe and number two in the world, INRA carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment. It is a mission-oriented research institute that addresses core development issues, from the local to the international level.



University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy

University of Bologna

The University of Bologna - the oldest University in the western world (dating back to 1088) – is one of the top Italian universities, with about 100,000 students and 3,000 academic staff. For the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), the University has set up a food research unit (Alma Food Research), which co-ordinates more than 500 researchers in the food area.



Aarhus University, Denmark

 Aarhus University

Since 1991, Aarhus University (AU) conducted research that focuses on food-related consumer behaviour. AU is a research centre rooted in the social sciences, but works closely with researchers in food science and food technology, and has a long history of cooperation with food producers. 




European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Belgium

European Food Information Council

EUFIC is a non-profit organisation which provides science-based information on food safety and quality and health and nutrition to the media, health and nutrition professionals, educators, and opinion leaders in a way that promotes consumer understanding. EUFIC's mission is to enhance the public's understanding of food issues and to raise consumers' awareness of the active role they play in safe food handling and choosing a well-balanced and healthy diet. With its offices located in Brussels (Belgium), EUFIC counts on and liaises with a European network to enhance the impact and outreach of its communication instruments and programmes in other countries.



European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST), The Netherlands

European Federation of Food Science and Technology

The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) is a non-profit association, with 80 societies in most European countries affiliated with it. EFFoST has become a focus for European cooperation among food scientists, engineers, technologists and business in food and food-related areas. EFFoST is the European group of the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST), which in turn is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the scientific organisation of the United Nations (UN).



Dutch organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Netherlands

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, The Netherlands

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole.
Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. It develops knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. TNO aims to create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. It wants to find creative answers to the questions posed by society.



The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), Austria

The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology

ICC is the pre-eminent international association in the field of cereal science and technology, committed to international cooperation through the dissemination of knowledge, conducting research, and developing standard methods that contribute to improved food quality, food safety and food security for the health and well-being of all people.




The University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UNEW), UK

The University of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) is a University Research Centre at Newcastle University specialising in interdisciplinary social science and applied policy research in issues related to Agrifood, including consumer behaviour and technology acceptance, food risk and health.



Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil Research Station (FDEA-ACW), Switzerland


Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil (FDEA-ACW) is one of three public agricultural research institutes that are gathered under the name Agroscope. It belongs to the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and prepares the technical and scientific bases for an efficient, sustainable and competitive agriculture. Areas of study include field crops, pastures, viticulture, arboriculture, horticulture, berries, aromatic and medicinal herbs, quality and safety as well as processing and storage of plant food. It is also charged with carrying out relevant tasks required by law (i.e. pesticide authorisation).