Plant & Food Research

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future.

By finding smarter, greener options today, we’re helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.

With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.

New fruits, better grains, smarter use of chemicals, stronger biosecurity, higher yields, exciting foods, great nutrition, reduced waste.

We answer complex biological questions; we design innovative products and technologies; and we look over the horizon for new ways to grow a smart green future.

We don’t know exactly what the future will bring, but we’re creating the knowledge we believe is needed to produce healthy, nutritious food from land and sea in the short term and for future generations. We’ve asked ourselves how we can use our science to shape food production so we will be able to provide good quality food to feed a growing population whilst having less impact on the natural environment.

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand government-owned Crown Research Institute.

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