Every day the importance of healthy and sustainably produced food becomes more evident. The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) facilitates knowledge and technology exchange among food professionals. EFFoST creates opportunities for food scientist, engineers, technologists, policymakers and businesses in food and food-related areas to connect and collaborate with the objective to enhance the uptake of new technologies and developments. More than 130 societies, institutes and universities all over Europe are affiliated to the non-profit organization EFFoST. By supporting the further development of food science and technology, EFFoST aims to advance the production of sustainable and healthy food for all in a changing world.
EFFoST is the European group of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), which in turn is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).
We support the further development of the field of food science and technology. There is a lot of expertise in microbiology, chemistry, physics, engineering and materials science. With joined forces these disciplines can create more innovation, especially in cooperation with food producers. We also offer our knowledge and independent advice to the European Commission, so it can draw up an effective strategic research agenda.
EFFoST enables its members to enhance their knowledge and expand their professional network in several ways:
Our team at the office in the Netherlands runs EFFoST, which is a non-profit foundation. EFFoST is governed by the Board as recorded in the constitution. The history of the foundation dates back to 1986. EFFoST works closely with member organisations and sponsors.
EFFoST is a non-profit association. Our office can be found in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
The EFFoST Office
EFFoST's activities are run through a non-profit foundation, which is governed by the officers of the Board.
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