Challenges

Major Food and Nutrition Challenges

            Food and nutrition key Grand Challenges
 

ENABLING AN EFFECTIVE FOOD VALUE CHAIN TO DEAL WITH SUSTAINABILITY
 

Monitoring tools – logistic – packaging – alternative raw materials – waste reduction – energy saving
• Tools along the value chain to assess safety, quality, GMO detection, counterfeited products and to assure authentication
• Smart, intelligent, safe and active packaging and development of freshness labels
• New source of proteins, valorization of side stream ingredients and reduction of waste
• New technology for farming, to biosynthesize compounds or novel fermentation techniques
• New design of compounds: proteins, fibres, carbohydrates,…

 

KITCHEN OF THE FUTURE – EMBRACING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
 

Delivery/cooking food “just 4 you” – consumer preference/acceptance/needs
• Development of new technologies to cook/prepare/deliver food
• Vision and design of kitchen of the future with robotics and Industry 4.0 connection
• New ways of ready-to-eat meals for home and out-of-home consumption
• Personalized out-of-home meals and diet and lifestyle recommendations

 

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & FOOD INTERACTION
 

Healthy interaction – behavior and diet – consumer recommendations – personalized nutrition
• Mechanism studies of hunger/satiety/feeding behavior
• Investigation of the gut and of the microbiome linked to health impact
• Optimize diet recommendation and tools for personalized nutrition consumer accessibility
• Novel predictive tools for market research
• New ways of commercialization, of sensing and of consumer behavior analysis