The International Food Research Collaboration (IFRC) is an international research consortium focused on facilitating and executing research underpinning food in order to generate opportunities for collaborative research, knowledge exchange and training among partnering nations, institutions and researchers. The IFRC is a disciplinary/special interest group of IUFoST.
The IFRC recognizes that food research is not well linked globallyprimarily due to the lack of a coordinating organization. It has a mission of advancing food research by establishing and strengthening international linkages and collaborations that allow us to build on individual strengths and capacities in a synergistic manner. IFRC is dedicated to improving health and wellness through food research and knowledge transfer, either through policy/regulatory reform or targeted products/technologies. We have adopted a "farm to fork" approach that recognizes that citizen/consumer attitudes and interests influence food production. Finally, we are committed to continued dialogue and involvement with industry, government and the public.
Participants in the IFRC
Advanced Foods & Materials Network, Canada
Nutrigenomics New Zealand, New Zealand
Riddet Institute, New Zealand
Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
Dietitians of Canada, Canada
EuroFIR (European Food Information Resource Network), E.U.
NuGO (The European Nutrigenomics Organisation: linking genomics, nutrition and
MoniQA (Monitoring and Quality Assurance in the Food Supply Chain), E.U.
The Food & Nutrition Delta, The Netherlands
Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organization
Kagawa University, Faculty of Agriculture, Japan
International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), Australia
Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. (CIAD, A.C.),
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