In order to ensure a balanced portfolio of projects, our research is divided into 6 themes:
- Quality and value
- Nutrition, health and well-being
- Resilience and efficiency
- Environmental sustainability
- Skills and knowledge
Our Scientific and Technical Committee, made up of member representatives, decides on the overall balance of projects within the categories and then you, our members, vote for projects within each category. The proposals themselves are developed from our discussions with you, in particular from The Scientific and Technical Needs of the Food and Drink Industry – a triennial industry–consultation exercise, and through our 14 Member Interest Groups. They cover all aspects of the food and drink supply chain, from primary production and raw materials, through manufacting and supply, and product and packaging, to consumer and brand. This helps us to ensure that the research we do is truly ‘with industry, for industry’.
See our full list of MFR research projects