Our Maori name, Rangahau Ahumara Kai, is more than a mere translation of Plant & Food Research; it embodies many important philosophies that are cultural taonga to Maori.

Rangahau Ahumara Kai:

"The searching out of knowledge to tend to Papatuanuku and to grow food and sustenance for the wellbeing of humankind".

About Us

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company providing research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.

With over 900 people based at sites across New Zealand, as well as in the USA and Australia, at the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of plant and marine-based industry through the successful application and commercialisation of research-based innovation.

Our science supports the sustainable production of high quality produce that earns a premium in international markets, as well as driving the design and development of new and novel functional foods that offer benefits to human health and wellbeing.

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand government-owned Crown Research Institute, subject to the Crown Entities Act 2004, the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 and the Companies Act 1993.

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