Health, food and innovation


Observa Science in Society takes part in INPROFOOD, a three-year project funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Program. One main question that this project needs to tackle is the role that innovations in foods and new basic research technologies could play in counter-acting the alarming rise of food-related health problems.

Coordinated by the University of Hohenheim (Germany), the INPROFOOD Consortium involves 18 research institutions from 14 European countries. Their aim is to foster dialogue and mutual learning between industry, academia and civil society already in the earliest stages of the research processes – directed towards developing innovative approaches (technical and social) for dealing with the food and health challenge.