Future Food Systems

Designer ice cream

Creating novel food ingredients that enhance existing food products with a side benefit of trimming waistlines is one of the many interesting challenges taken on by food technologists at Massey University.

High-performance honey

A once overlooked New Zealand plant is now cultivated to meet global demand for high-grade honey products with medicinal properties.

Milk processing plant

Food microbes that stick around

Embedded in their own slime, biofilms made from clusters of bacteria stick fast to surfaces in the food industry, posing potential hazards.

Functional foods for bone health

Brittle bones, fractures and chronic pain are suffered by many ageing women. Specialised nutrition and functional foods could mean reduced reliance on traditional pharmaceutical medications.

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