food quality

Wealthier and Healthier Research at SCRI

A combined objective that is key to the development of a vibrant sustainable Scottish economy is the generation of food that creates wealth whilst being healthier and safer. The Scottish diet has long been held up as the worst in Europe with Scots regularly topping the tables of degenerative disease such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.Photograph of strawberries

However the national diet has improved with a commensurate reduction in disease levels and through several national and international projects we aim to continue this trend. For example, as part of the EU-funded project, DEVELONUTRI, we are aiming to identity the points throughout the potato, tomato and wheat food chains at which nutritive value is lost.

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