Health and nutrition

Health and NutritionChallenge

Concerns over food safety and healthy eating have attracted increased attention in recent years, bringing major changes in the demands of food and drink processors and their customers.


Access to the most advanced developments in agricultural science and technology will be essential to meet the challenge of maintaining and improving the nutritional and health properties of our crops.

Exhibits in NIAB Innovation Farm include crops with:

  • Improved digestibility for human or livestock consumption, e.g sainfoin and high sugar grasses
  • Healthy culinary characteristics, e.g. improved levels of anitoxidants in tomatoes
  • Improved quality, e.g. strawberries
  • Pharmaceutical end-use properties, e.g. sesame.