Plant & Food Research

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based integrated science company providing R&D services to the plant and marine-based food industries.

PFR science in key areas - including elite cultivar development, sustainable production systems, bioprotection and food safety - supports the production of high quality produce that commands in international markets, while our research into food science and the consumer drives development of novel functional foods that offer benefits to human health and wellbeing.

Our understanding of IP, plant variety rights and commercialisation complements our science and supports the sustainable production of foods that meet the needs of both producers and consumers. The tools and technologies they deliver to growers optimise production systems and enhance profitability, supporting industry export growth targets and market access concerns. Alongside this, our understanding of the consumer supports the development of novel products with high market appeal.

Plant & Food Research believes that science can help to create a smart green future for the world. With more than 900 staff across New Zealand, Australia and the USA, they deliver research and innovation that ensure economic and environmental sustainability in the production of fruit, vegetable, crop, seafood, and food and beverage products.