Welcome to the Institute of Food Research
IFR is one of eight UK institutes that receive strategic funding from the Biotechnology and the Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).more +
IFR aims to fulfil a UK and international leadership role in delivering: Fundamental food & health research. applied and translational research in food & health for societal benefit.more +
Our Science Strategy
Our science strategy aims to understand the working of the intestinal tract, how food-borne bacteria can cause human disease, and how the chemical and physical nature of our food.more +
The importance of nutrition in food security
IFR welcomes recognition of nutritional issues in wider challenge of ensuring food securitymore +
Complexities in improving health through what we eat
Whilst there is no doubt that reducing excessive levels of salt, fat and sugar in the diet will have benefits ... more +
European Parliament passes legislation allowing GM member state opt out
We hope that decisions will be informed by the excellent, independent scientific advice available to them, to use the full ... more +
Leading Scientist to Develop New Centre for Food and Health ...
The Institute of Food Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Ian Charles as its new Director and ... more +
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Whilst there is no doubt that reducing excessive levels of salt, fat and sugar in the diet will have benefits on the nation’s overall health, how we achieve this needs to be based on the best available scientific evidence.
IFR have launched a new website explaining the research and services offered by its Biorefinery Centre.
A brief introduction to the Institute of Food Research, it's mission and science focus.