Worldwide, the demand for plant-based products and foods is increasing, even as arable land diminishes and global climates change.

Growers and industries require efficient and sustainable solutions to:

  • improve crop productivity and resilience to stress, pests and disease
  • reduce waste
  • develop sustainable and economically viable fibres, biofuels, polymers and therapeutics.

Our world-renowned researchers make and apply the discoveries that improve plant-based foods and products to meet increasing needs.

UQ Science supports more than 120 biologists, chemists and food, crop, soil and environmental scientists working in this cross-disciplinary research theme.

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