Food and Well-being

Food has always had a major influence on daily life. Production and consumption of food is central to any society. Buying, preparing and eating food are considered important social practices and sometimes even markers of social identity. It is this everyday custom that gives food science its significance, contributing to the creation of a multidisciplinary science.

At the heart of any food-related matter, the EU sees the consumer as the key stakeholder in the whole food/feed chain.

This is why the EU supports quality and safety in food products, with the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7) reflecting new perspectives on food, health and general well-being.

Research Areas and main EC funded projects: Link