Exploring Microbiomes Across Food Systems

Microbiome-based research for healthier diets and more
sustainable food systems

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Our Vision

Microbiomes for Sustainable Food Systems: Paving the Pathway to Transition

MICROBIOMES4SOY will foster the transition to better planetary health through: 


Developing microbiome-based knowledge and awareness


Creating microbiome-based solutions for more sustainable food production


Facilitating healthy soya-enriched diets.

MICROBIOMES4SOY: Healthier diets and sustainable food and feed systems through employing microbiomes for soya production and further use


MICROBIOMES4SOY is a 5-year research project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon Europe program. Coordinated by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the project gathers 17 partners from 10 countries in a collaboration between top universities and research centres, as well as expert non-profit organisations and the private sector.

This approach builds on the partners’ multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge in the field in a combined effort to help investigate microbiomes as key driving influences on environmental and human health impacts. 

The project aims to improve the environmental impact of soyabean production, explore the effects of soyabean consumption on the human gut microbiome and contribute to the development of novel fish feeds for the aquaculture sector. Through a Multi-Actor Approach, the project will develop pathways for food systems transition that are ready to answer the needs of actors all along the value chain, while delivering co-benefits relevant to the EU’s Food 2030 research and innovation policy to support the transition towards sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems. 


Meet Our Project Partners

MICROBIOMES4SOY brings together 17 partners from 10 countries. Click on the logos to read more about each partner involved.

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