Call for EU to fund technology infrastructures

Europe needs technology proving grounds where industry can test and scale up new products. Christian Ehler MEP says this will lower the cost of bringing innovation to market and help Europe reach its green energy goals

23 Jun 2022



Member state funding for food R&D is down, but EU investment in the field on the rise since 2008


EU member state spending on research and innovation in food systems has declined since 2015, but EU funding of the area through its research framework programmes has grown consistently since 2008, a new report has found.

Food systems research covers everything from agriculture to food waste, to how to persuade people to change their diet. The field is crucial for hitting a variety of environmental and health goals.