NZ-Japan research to unlock health benefits in food

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced three collaborative research projects with Japan, which will focus on functional foods. Functional foods are innovative food products or ingredients that provide added benefits to human health and wellbeing beyond basic nutrition.

“MBIE will invest $400,000 in each project over two financial years through the bilateral Strategic International Collaborative Research Programme,” says MBIE’s Science Investments General Manager, Dr Prue Williams.

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